Alejandro Ponce de León-Calero
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University of California , Davis, USA


In this text, I will trace some encounters happening throughout a process of premium quality bovine meat in Southern United States. By attending material, discursive, and affective encounters —given they make bodies— this work looks at cattle production, where rather than a set of practices directed toward meat production, it is glimpsed as a collection of touches, frictions and breakups. In this line, a set of reflections are put forward on how animal life and death is made up through contemporary productive processes. 

Keywords: cattle, processing, meat, speculative ethnography.