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By Steve Striffler | Comments: ( 795 ) | Date: ( Feb 23, 2020 )

Anthropologist Steve Striffler begins this book in a poultry processing plant, drawing on his own experiences there as a worker He also reports on the way chickens are raised today and how they are consumed What he discovers about America s favorite meat is not just unpleasant but a powerful indictment of our industrial food system The process of bringing chicken to ourAnthropologist Steve Striffler begins this book in a poultry processing plant, drawing on his own experiences there as a worker He also reports on the way chickens are raised today and how they are consumed What he discovers about America s favorite meat is not just unpleasant but a powerful indictment of our industrial food system The process of bringing chicken to our dinner tables is unhealthy for all concerned from farmer to factory worker to consumer.The book traces the development of the poultry industry since the Second World War, analyzing the impact of such changes as the destruction of the family farm, the processing of chicken into nuggets and patties, and the changing makeup of the industrial labor force The author describes the lives of immigrant workers and their reception in the small towns where they live The conclusion is clear there has to be a better way Striffler proposes radical but practical change, a plan that promises humane treatment of chickens, better food for the consumer, and fair payment for food workers and farmers.


  • Title: Chicken: The Dangerous Transformation of America's Favorite Food
  • Author: Steve Striffler
  • ISBN: 9780300123678
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Chicken: The Dangerous Transformation of America's Favorite Food

  • Painting

    Be like a raccoon and wash everything you eat!


  • Danielle Shtab

    This was a quick, informative read on the importance and dismal state that the poultry industry is currently in. I learned a lot about Tyson, Holly, migrant workers' involvement in the industry and how the Southern US is currently the epicenter of chicken production. I recommend this book for anyone interested in a not-so-complicated read on the poultry industry.


  • antonia vitale

    i have been reading a lot of books about food production lately (and since food production today means factory farming, that is what most have focused on). i liked this book and it stands out for a few reasons. it is written by an anthropologist and is written as such. it focuses more on the history of chicken production and the social implications that the industry has than any of the other books i have read. the author spent two summers working in a chicken processing factory (it is an ethnogr [...]


  • Rachelle

    If your going to eat chicken do not buy from Purdue or Tyson or go one step further and buy organic and cage free chicken or get it from a farm. This book goes through the history of the chicken industry and pin points the exact time when a whole wholesome chicken was turned into chicken nuggets, chicken wings, boneless chicken or skinless chicken. Also a great book on the history of the workers who worked at these horrible factories and how horrible Tyson workers are treated. A book that shows [...]


  • Keelin Rita

    Interesting insight into America's relationship with chicken. I read this for an anthropology class in college and I still think about this book. Also advised: don't eat chicken while reading this. If you're like me however, you will subconsciously always get chicken when you're eating while studying this book haha


  • Indiana Liz

    This is a quick & easy critique of the industrial food system (i.e. Tyson) & immigrant working conditions, based mostly on anecdotes & interviews. As a work of history it disappoints; I suspect the pre-industrial era of chicken raising was more complicated than he suggests.


  • Dane

    I loved this book. The author covers the history of the poultry industry. He interviews both industry insiders and outsiders, talks about the culture of the workers, immigration, health, etc. Fascinating, pragmatic


  • Jen

    Juuusst started it. Am forcing myself to read the somewhat boring introdution about how the major chicken-producing powerhouses came to be (Perdue, Tyson, etc).


  • Kate

    Nice a short, and a nice supplement to books like Fast Food Nation. I knew nothing about the world of poultry farming before reading this!


  • Courtney

    This is a great ethnography for intro students.


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