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The Politics of Sight: Revisiting Timothy Pachirat’s Every Twelve Seconds

The American Political Science Review recently published a major engagement with Timothy Pachirat’s "Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight." Authored by Jasmine English and Bernardo Zacka at MIT, the research article revisits Pachirat’s acclaimed 2011 ethnography and exploration of what makes the massive, repetitive violence of industrialized animal slaughter possible. By drawing on Every Twelve Seconds to advance new arguments about the relationships between violence, visibility, and social change, the article demonstrates the enduring power of Pachirat’s work to inspire continued thinking on these important questions. (Cambridge University Press, 11/08/2021)

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