Meat, medicine, and materialism: A dialectical analysis of human relationships to nonhuman animals and nature

Show simple item record Longo, SB en Malone, Nicholas en 2012-03-04T23:29:06Z en 2006 en
dc.identifier.citation Human Ecology Review 13(2):111-121 2006 en
dc.identifier.issn 1074-4827 en
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dc.description.abstract The idea that humans are innately competitive and cruel is a dominant theme throughout Western thought. These notions that legitimate human cruelty to each other and other animals have their origins in biological sciences and have greatly influenced the social sciences. Sociologists, particularly Marxist sociologists, however, have often contested this view of human nature. This notion has also come under fire by evolutionary biologists. In line with these critical analyses, this paper will continue to challenge this theory of human nature principally through examination of human relations to nonhuman animals, and secondarily in reference to nature as a whole. Approaching this from a dialectical materialist perspective, we employ an interdisciplinary approach and reject reductionist, idealist and teleological explanations. We attempt to uncover the underlying structures that promote the competitive and cruel (exploitative) nature of humanity, illustrating this in terms of agribusiness and biomedical research. en
dc.publisher Society for Human Ecology en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Ecology Review en
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dc.title Meat, medicine, and materialism: A dialectical analysis of human relationships to nonhuman animals and nature en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 111 en
pubs.volume 13 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Society for Human Ecology en en
pubs.end-page 121 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 159207 en Arts en Social Sciences en Anthropology en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-02-14 en

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