The relationship between humans, animals and the environment: the overconsumption of meat.

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dc.contributor.advisor Bassi, Shaul it_IT
dc.contributor.author Russom, Miriam <1993> it_IT
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-18 it_IT
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-11T08:42:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-11T08:42:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-22 it_IT
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10579/14395
dc.description.abstract The relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world, animals included, has been subject of profound and radical changes through the course of history. In this context, what once was a deep connection based on respect and even adoration, started to evolve into a sort of slave-master relation, in particular from the moment when men from gatherers became first hunters and then shepherds and farmers, thus discovering the benefits derived from agriculture and animal domestication. In this dissertation an overview of these changes to the present day is provided, when the worsening of the environmental crisis and the threat of climate change which are affecting the whole planet are something that can no longer be ignored. Through the analysis of the works of activists like Jim Mason, Jonathan Safran Foer and Melanie Joy, I discuss the strong connection between the increase in meat consumption derived from the sector of the intensive livestock farming, and the aggravation of the global warming conditions. In particular, I examine the cultural origin of the worldwide development of the intensive livestock sector, namely the ideology of carnism, deeply rooted in our society. The main purpose of this dissertation is to report how the current lifestyle of the great part of human societies, especially the western ones, is no longer sustainable. it_IT
dc.language.iso en it_IT
dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it_IT
dc.rights © Miriam Russom, 2019 it_IT
dc.title The relationship between humans, animals and the environment: the overconsumption of meat. it_IT
dc.title.alternative The relationship between humans, animals and the environment: the overconsumption of meat it_IT
dc.type Bachelor Thesis it_IT
dc.degree.name Relazioni internazionali comparate it_IT
dc.degree.level Laurea magistrale it_IT
dc.degree.grantor Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati it_IT
dc.description.academicyear 2017/2018, sessione straordinaria it_IT
dc.rights.accessrights openAccess it_IT
dc.thesis.matricno 864184 it_IT
dc.subject.miur L-LIN/10 LETTERATURA INGLESE it_IT
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dc.provenance.upload Miriam Russom (864184@stud.unive.it), 2019-02-18 it_IT
dc.provenance.plagiarycheck Shaul Bassi (bassi@unive.it), 2019-03-04 it_IT


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