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Por qué amamos a los perros, nos comemos a los cerdos y nos vestimos con las vacas

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Esta obra revolucionaria explora por qué en nuestra cultura nos mostramos tan dispuestos a comer algunos animales mientras que ni se nos pasa por la cabeza comernos a otros. Melanie Joy, psicóloga social, afirma que este fenómeno se explica por un proceso de negación. Hacemos caso omiso de los hechos: de la capacidad de conciencia de los animales, de su capacidad para sent ...more
Paperback, 181 pages
Published November 15th 2009 by Plaza y Valdés
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Ontzettend goed lezend boek, waarin Melanie Joy tegenover "veganisme"/"vegetarianisme" als ideologie het "carnisme" zet. Carnisme is volgens haar de ideologie die een gewelddadig systeem van het eten van vlees en het toebrengen van leed bij dieren in stand houdt. Op basis van haar kennis als psycholoog beargumenteerd ze in dit boek hoe carnisme in stand wordt gehouden en waarom de overgang van carnisme naar veganisme zou kunnen leiden tot een meer geweldloze wereld. Veel van de mechanismen die h ...more
Bijzonder dat een boek met zulke interessante onderwerpen (social psychology en carnism/vegetarianism) mij niet kan boeien. De prekende tone of voice en dat alles alleen vanuit Amerikaans perspectief was geschreven, stonden mij tegen..
Melissa Charitos
Ik geef dit boek 3,5 ster. De eerste twee hoofdstukken zijn heel pakkend en confronterend. Het derde en vierde hoofdstuk gaan voornamelijk over Amerika, dat vind ik minder interessant. Alle cijfers zijn overigens ook gebaseerd op Amerika. De mechanismen die Joy beschrijft, zijn erg interessant en herkenbaar. Aantal (voor mij) minpunten: het eten van vlees wordt vergeleken met Nazi-praktijken, gaat wat ver. Daarnaast worden er een aantal zaken herhaald en is de schrijfstijl wat belerend. Wel een ...more
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Harvard-educated psychologist Dr. Melanie Joy is the world’s leading expert on the psychology of eating animals. Her work has been featured by national and international media outlets around the world, including the New York Times, the BBC, NPR, and ABC Australia. She is the author of the award-winning book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism, as well as Beyond B ...more

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