The University of Chicago Animal Welfare Society happily welcomes Carol Adams in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking work of vegetarian-feminist critical theory, The Sexual Politics of Meat. In her continuously evolving slideshow, Ms. Adams builds off her widely acclaimed The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Pornography of Meat, presenting insights developed through decades of intersectional scholarship and activism. Drawing from autobiography and a close study of contemporary cultural images, Ms. Adams elucidates the concept of the absent referent and applies this concept to the objectification, fragmentation, and consumption of the female and animal body. Ms. Adams further considers the ways in which meat advertising encodes whiteness and patriarchy. The event will be followed by a book signing and reception catered by Upton’s Naturals. There is no admission charge.