Josephson tells the story of the chicken from all sides: the transformation of this popular bird from backyard scratcher to hyper-efficient industrial meat-product, as well as its history as an animal with endearing characteristics who can lay claim to being man’s best friend long before the dog reared its snout or the cat came in from the cold.
“Who was Zygmunt Bauman? The late sociologist, known throughout the world for his path-breaking work on liquid modernity, had a biography. He was a Polish Jew, a soldier, a refugee. He had a whole life before Leeds. Izabela Wagner’s great achievement is to recover this other Bauman. This book will change the way we see Bauman, forever.”