Institutionalising the Public Abattoir in Nineteenth Century Colonial Society

  title={Institutionalising the Public Abattoir in Nineteenth Century Colonial Society},
  author={Marc Trabsky},
  journal={Australian Feminist Law Journal},
  pages={169 - 184}
  • Marc Trabsky
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Australian Feminist Law Journal
  • Abstract The institutionalisation of public abattoirs in colonial society in the nineteenth century transformed relations between humans and animals intended for slaughter. The segregation and confinement of slaughtering practices in the city of Melbourne was part of a suite of techniques for cleansing the urban environment. These techniques included processes of documenting, inspecting and policing the act of slaughtering and the premises in which those acts took place. This article explores a… CONTINUE READING
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      Dunstan above note 57
        McLachlan above note 27 at 243. See also Otter 'The Vital City' above note 27 at 528 for an insightful analysis of the debates surrounding the erection of public abattoirs