It Came From the Library 5: Special All Meatpaper, All the Time Edition

by in News, April 17th, 2009

“If the taboo on pork was a divinely inspired health ordinance, it is the oldest recorded case of medical malpractice.”

Anthropologist Marvin Harris, quoted in the latest issue of the absolutely brilliant San Francisco quarterly Meatpaper. We strenuously recommend you get your hands on a copy, better yet a subscription. The current issue offers, amongst other things, the most intelligent analysis we’ve yet encountered of one of the dominant trends of recent years: the fetishization of the pig, or ‘the burgeoning school of pig worship.’

Jonathan Milder, Research Librarian

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