The Naturecultures of Foie Gras

  title={The Naturecultures of Foie Gras},
  author={D. Heath and A. Meneley},
  journal={Food, Culture & Society},
  pages={421 - 452}
  • D. Heath, A. Meneley
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Food, Culture & Society
  • Abstract Based on our fieldwork with foie gras producers in the United States and France, this paper examines the relations among social, technical and nonhuman animal worlds in foie gras production. Expanding Mauss's classic conception of “techniques of the body” to include techniques that link animal and human bodies, we consider insights from science studies scholars like Haraway, Latour and Goodman. Posing the question of whether foie gras is natural or pathological, we juxtapose those who… CONTINUE READING
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