• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Ezgi BURGAN
    Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi

  • Dates: 1 January 2015

This study focuses on the question of what is the function of science in the intersectionality between anthropocentrism and androcentrism through the practice of meat-eating. Whose interests are served and what kind of logic of domination is functioning in the socio-historical construction of this relation. This study addresses the question on the basis of Elizabeth Fiscer’s “carrier bag theory”. According to it, the first cultural material was not a big, long and hard object used for hunting, but an object for carrying, for example; wild oat seeds, such a carrier bag. However, rather than the carrier bag, the big-long-hard object which is associated much more with heroism and is dependent much more on androcentrism became a tool for male-dominated exploitation. This form of exploitation has been articulated into capitalism by using scientific narratives constructed against contingency, risk and disorder which were attributed to nature, by utilizing the Cartesian dualisms. In this study, some of these narratives will be addressed, namely “antropological narrativization”, “naturalist narrativazition” and “Euro-centralist narrativization”. As a conclusion, the study investigates the potentiality of scientific theory which establishes a relation between masculinity and meat-eating. From this aspect, this study can be seen as a search for a feminist science which contends with the masculine forms of exploitation on animals, as well as other forms of exploitation.

Masculinity, meat-eating, scientific narratives, science, feminist science

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