Download e-book for kindle: More than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and by Karen Davis

By Karen Davis

This scholarly and authoritative publication examines the cultural and literal historical past, in addition to the traditional background and organic wishes and matters of turkeys. Davis explores how turkeys got here to be obvious as birds who weren't in basic terms the epitome of failure or stupidity but additionally the correct centerpiece of the occasion of freedom in the USA itself—Thanksgiving. She examines the numerous forms of turkeys and uncovers the tools in which hundreds of thousands of turkeys are raised, fattened, and slaughtered on farms round the US this day.

Davis takes us again to eu folklore approximately turkeys, the myths, fairytales, and downright lies informed approximately turkeys and their conduct and habitats. She exhibits how turkeys within the wild have complicated lives and family members devices, and the way they have been an essential component of local American and continental cultures and panorama sooner than the Europeans arrived.

ultimately, Davis attracts conclusions approximately our paradoxical, advanced, and "bestial" dating not only with turkeys, yet with all birds, and hence with all different animals. She examines how our remedy of animals shapes our different values approximately ourselves, our dating with different people, and our angle towards the land, state, and the world.

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