Book Review: Capitalist Pigs: Pigs, pork, and power in America

8 May 2020 — Climate & Capitalism

How pigs became commodities and key elements of the interlocked social, economic and political institutions of US capitalism.

Pigs, Pork and Power in America
West Virginia University Press, 2019

reviewed by Martin Empson

Consider the pig. You might think of it as an animal that snuffles around the farmyard and ends up as bacon. If you are more acquainted with industrial agriculture you might think of it as one of the animals that frequently spends most of its life in a small pen, with thousands of others, before ending up as bacon. But, as this fascinating account of the role of pigs in American social, economic and gastronomic life shows, there is a lot more to the hog.

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