Through a Vegan Studies Lens

Through a Vegan Studies Lens

These essays engage a wide variety of political, historical, and cultural issues, including contemporary political and social circumstances, emergent veganism in Eastern Europe, climate change, and the Syrian refugee crisis, among other ...

Author: Laura Wright

Publisher: Cultural Ecologies of Food in

ISBN: 1948908107

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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"The essays in Doing Vegan Studies are engaged with doing theory differently. This collection showcases established and emerging writers who are doing vegan theory, an international mix of activist scholars, affiliated with the academy and doing work beyond it - a distinction that marks vegan studies as a pedagogy and scholarly venue that is not exclusive and that owes its existence to lived animal rights activism"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Nature

Through a Vegan Studies Lens

Through a Vegan Studies Lens

Vegan Studies engages with vegan praxis: the “matter and meaning” of what it is ... read through the lens of the bodily choices that we make as vegans” (8).

Author: Laura Wright

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9781948908115

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Interest in the vegan studies field continues to grow as veganism has become increasingly visible via celebrity endorsements and universally acknowledged health benefits, and veganism and vegan characters are increasingly present in works of art and literature. Through a Vegan Studies Lens broadens the scope of vegan studies by engaging in the mainstream discourse found in a wide variety of contemporary works of literature, popular cultural representations, advertising, and news media. Veganism is a practice that allows for environmentally responsible consumer choices that are viewed, particularly in the West, as oppositional to an economy that is largely dependent upon big agriculture. This groundbreaking collection exposes this disruption, critiques it, and offers a new roadmap for navigating and reimaging popular culture representations on veganism. These essays engage a wide variety of political, historical, and cultural issues, including contemporary political and social circumstances, emergent veganism in Eastern Europe, climate change, and the Syrian refugee crisis, among other topics. Through a Vegan Studies Lens significantly furthers the conversation of what a vegan studies perspective can be and illustrates why it should be an integral part of cultural studies and critical theory. Vegan studies is inclusive, refusing to ignore the displacement, abuse, and mistreatment of nonhuman animals. It also looks to ignite conversations about cultural oppression.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies

Through a Vegan Studies Lens, edited by Laura Wright, University of Nevada Press, 2019, pp. 3–16. McKay, Bob. “A Vegan form of Life.” Thinking Veganism in ...

Author: Laura Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000364583

Category: Nature

Page: 444

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This wide-ranging volume explores the tension between the dietary practice of veganism and the manifestation, construction, and representation of a vegan identity in today’s society. Emerging in the early 21st century, vegan studies is distinct from more familiar conceptions of "animal studies," an umbrella term for a three-pronged field that gained prominence in the late 1990s and early 2000s, consisting of critical animal studies, human animal studies, and posthumanism. While veganism is a consideration of these modes of inquiry, it is a decidedly different entity, an ethical delineator that for many scholars marks a complicated boundary between theoretical pursuit and lived experience. The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies is the must-have reference for the important topics, problems, and key debates in the subject area and is the first of its kind. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors, this handbook is divided into five parts: History of vegan studies Vegan studies in the disciplines Theoretical intersections Contemporary media entanglements Veganism around the world These sections contextualize veganism beyond its status as a dietary choice, situating veganism within broader social, ethical, legal, theoretical, and artistic discourses. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers of vegan studies, animal studies, and environmental ethics.
Categories: Nature

Veganism

Veganism

As CAS research about veganism suggests, the field shares important conceptual ... Wright's Through a Vegan Studies Lens and ISLE special edition, ...

Author: Eva Haifa Giraud

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350124943

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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What exactly do vegans believe? Why has veganism become such a critical and criticized social movement, and how does veganism correspond to wider debates about sustainability, animal studies, and the media? Eva Haifa Giraud offers an accessible route into the debates that surround vegan politics, which feed into broader issues surrounding food activism and social justice. Giraud engages with arguments in favor of veganism, as well as the criticisms levelled at vegan politics. She interrogates debates and topics that are central to conversations around veganism, including identity, intersectional politics, and activism, with research drawn from literary animal studies, animal geographies, ecofeminism, posthumanism, critical race theory, and new materialism. Giraud makes an original theoretical intervention into these often fraught debates, and argues that veganism holds radical political potential to act as “more than a diet” by disrupting commonplace norms and assumptions about how humans relate to animals. Drawing on a range of examples, from recipe books with punk aesthetics to social media campaigns, Giraud shows how veganism's radical potential is being complicated by its commercialization, and elucidates new conceptual frameworks for reclaiming veganism as a radical social movement.
Categories: Social Science

Reading Veganism

Reading Veganism

Furthermore , in the five years preceding Wright's The Vegan Studies Project ... and Wright's Through a Vegan Studies Lens : Textual Ethics and Lived ...

Author: Emelia Quinn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192655400

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Reading Veganism: The Monstrous Vegan, 1818 to Present focuses on the iteration of the trope 'the monstrous vegan' across two hundred years of Anglophone literature. Explicating, through such monsters, veganism's relation to utopian longing and challenge to the conceptual category of the 'human,' the book explores ways in which ethical identities can be written, represented, and transmitted. Reading Veganism proposes that we can recognise and identify the monstrous vegan in relation to four key traits. First, monstrous vegans do not eat animals, an abstinence that generates a seemingly inexplicable anxiety in those who encounter them. Second, they are hybrid assemblages of human and nonhuman animal parts, destabilising existing taxonomical classifications. Third, monstrous vegans are sired outside of heterosexual reproduction, the product of male acts of creation. And finally, monstrous vegans are intimately connected to acts of writing and literary creation. The principle contention of the book is that understandings of veganism, as identity and practice, are limited without a consideration of multiplicity, provisionality, failure, and insufficiency within vegan definition and lived practice. Veganism's association with positivity, in its drive for health and purity, is countered by a necessary and productive negativity generated by a recognition of the horrors of the modern world. Vegan monsters rehearse the key paradoxes involved in the writing of vegan identity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Veg etari an Arguments in Culture History and Practice

Veg etari an Arguments in Culture  History  and Practice

How We Feel About (Not) Eating Animals: Vegan Studies and Cognitive Ecocriticism. In Through a Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism, ed.

Author: Cristina Hanganu-Bresch

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030532802

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

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This collection explores the arguments related to veg(etari)anism as they play out in the public sphere and across media, historical eras, and geographical areas. As vegan and vegetarian practices have gradually become part of mainstream culture, stemming from multiple shifts in the socio-political, cultural, and economic landscape, discursive attempts to both legitimize and delegitimize them have amplified. With 12 original chapters, this collection analyses a diverse array of these legitimating strategies, addressing the practice of veg(etari)anism through analytical methods used in rhetorical criticism and adjacent fields. Part I focuses on specific geo-cultural contexts, from early 20th century Italy, Serbia and Israel, to Islam and foundational Yoga Sutras. In Part II, the authors explore embodied experiences and legitimation strategies, in particular the political identities and ontological consequences coming from consumption of, or abstention from, meat. Part III looks at the motives, purposes and implication of veg(etari)anism as a transformative practice, from ego to eco, that should revolutionise our value hierarchies, and by extension, our futures. Offering a unique focus on the arguments at the core of the veg(etari)an debate, this collection provides an invaluable resource to scholars across a multitude of disciplines.
Categories: Philosophy

In digestion in Literature and Film

 In digestion in Literature and Film

“Some Correlates of Vegetarianism in Anorexia Nervosa. ... Through a Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism, ed. Laura Wright, U of Nevada P, ...

Author: Serena J. Rivera

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000071733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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(In)digestion in Literature and Film: A Transcultural Approach is a collection of essays spanning diverse geographic areas such as Brazil, Eastern Europe, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Despite this geographic variance, they all question disordered eating practices represented in literary and filmic works. The collection ultimately redefines disorder, removing the pathology and stigma assigned to acts of non-normative eating. In so doing, the essays deem taboo practices of food consumption, rejection and avoidance as expressions of resistance and defiance in the face of restrictive sociocultural, political, and economic normativities. As a result, disorder no longer equates to "out of order", implying a sense of brokenness, but is instead envisioned as an act against the dominant of order of operations. The collection therefore shifts critical focus from the eater as the embodiment of disorder to the problematic norms that defines behaviors as such.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Palgrave Handbook of Animals and Literature

The Palgrave Handbook of Animals and Literature

See, for instance, Wright's Through a Vegan Studies Lens, and Harper, ... Sacred Cows and Secular History: Cow Protection Debates in Colonial North India.

Author: Susan McHugh

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030397739

Category: Animals in literature

Page: 636

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This volume is the first comprehensive guide to current research on animals, animality, and human-animal relations in literature. To reflect the history of literary animal studies to date, its primary focus is literary prose and poetry in English, while also accommodating emergent discussions of the full range of media and contexts with which literary studies engages, especially film and critical theory. User-friendly language, references, even suggestions for further readings are included to help newcomers to the field understand how it has taken shape primarily through recent decades. To further aid teachers, sections are organized by conventions of periodization, and chapters address a range of canonical and popular texts. Bookended by sections devoted to the field's conceptual foundations and new directions, the volume is designed to set an agenda for literary animal studies for decades to come
Categories: Animals in literature

New Approaches to the Twenty First Century Anglophone Novel

New Approaches to the Twenty First Century Anglophone Novel

With Lori Gruen, she co-edited of a special issue of Hypatia on Animal Others ... Her edited collection Through a Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and ...

Author: Sibylle Baumbach

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030325985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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This book discusses the complex ways in which the novel offers a vibrant arena for critically engaging with our contemporary world and scrutinises the genre's political, ethical, and aesthetic value. Far-reaching cultural, political, and technological changes during the past two decades have created new contexts for the novel, which have yet to be accounted for in literary studies. Addressing the need for fresh transdisciplinary approaches that explore these developments, the book focuses on the multifaceted responses of the novel to key global challenges, including migration and cosmopolitanism, posthumanism and ecosickness, human and animal rights, affect and biopolitics, human cognition and anxieties of inattention, and the transculturality of terror. By doing so, it testifies to the ongoing cultural relevance of the genre. Lastly, it examines a range of 21st-century Anglophone novels to encourage new critical discourses in literary studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

War and American Literature

War and American Literature

Her edited collection Through a Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism was published in 2019. MICHAEL ZEITLIN , Associate Professor, ...

Author: Jennifer Haytock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108757164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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This book examines representations of war throughout American literary history, providing a firm grounding in established criticism and opening up new lines of inquiry. Readers will find accessible yet sophisticated essays that lay out key questions and scholarship in the field. War and American Literature provides a comprehensive synthesis of the literature and scholarship of US war writing, illuminates how themes, texts, and authors resonate across time and wars, and provides multiple contexts in which texts and a war's literature can be framed. By focusing on American war writing, from the wars with the Native Americans and the Revolutionary War to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this volume illuminates the unique role representations of war have in the US imagination.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Men Masculinities and Earth

Men  Masculinities  and Earth

Contending with the (m)Anthropocene Paul M. Pulé, Martin Hultman. Wiseman, M. (2008). ... Through a Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism.

Author: Paul M. Pulé

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030544867

Category: Political Science

Page: 648

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This book considers issues of social and ecological significance through a masculinities lens. Earth – our home for aeons – is reeling. The atmosphere is heating up, causing reefs to bleach, fisheries to collapse, regions to flood and dry, vast tracts to burn, the polar ice caps to melt, ancient glaciers to retreat, biodiversity to decline exacerbated by the sixth great extinction, and more. Meanwhile, social and economic disparities are widening. Pandemics are cauterising glocal communities and altering our social mores. Nationalism is feeding divisiveness and hate, especially through men’s violence. Politically extreme individuals and groups are exalting freedom while scapegoating the marginalised. Such are the symptoms of an emerging (m)Anthropocene. This anthology contends with these alarming trends, pointing our attention towards their gendered origins. Building on our monograph Ecological Masculinities: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Guidance (2018), this collection of essays is framed as a dinner party conversation grouped into six discursive themes. Their views reflect a growing community of practice, whose combined efforts capture the most recent perspectives on masculine ecologisation. Together, they aim to help create a more caring world for all, moving the ecological masculinities conversation forward as it becomes an established, international, and pluralised field of study.
Categories: Political Science

The Vegan Studies Project

The Vegan Studies Project

In this multiplicity of perspectives, there is but one scholarly essay that examines the novel's politics of consumption via a vegetarian critical lens.

Author: Laura Wright

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820348544

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This inescapably controversial study envisions, defines, and theorizes an area that Laura Wright calls vegan studies. We have an abundance of texts on vegans and veganism including works of advocacy, literary and popular fiction, film and television, and cookbooks, yet until now, there has been no study that examines the social and cultural discourses shaping our perceptions of veganism as an identity category and social practice. Ranging widely across contemporary American society and culture, Wright unpacks the loaded category of vegan identity. She examines the mainstream discourse surrounding and connecting animal rights to (or omitting animal rights from) veganism. Her specific focus is on the construction and depiction of the vegan body--both male and female--as a contested site manifest in contemporary works of literature, popular cultural representations, advertising, and new media. At the same time, Wright looks at critical animal studies, human-animal studies, posthumanism, and ecofeminism as theoretical frameworks that inform vegan studies (even as they differ from it). The vegan body, says Wright, threatens the status quo in terms of what we eat, wear, and purchase--and also in how vegans choose not to participate in many aspects of the mechanisms undergirding mainstream culture. These threats are acutely felt in light of post-9/11 anxieties over American strength and virility. A discourse has emerged that seeks, among other things, to bully veganism out of existence as it is poised to alter the dominant cultural mindset or, conversely, to constitute the vegan body as an idealized paragon of health, beauty, and strength. What better serves veganism is exemplified by Wright's study: openness, debate, inquiry, and analysis.
Categories: Social Science

The Pornography of Meat New and Updated Edition

The Pornography of Meat  New and Updated Edition

“The Sexual Politics of Meat in the Trump Era” in Laura Wright, ed., Through a Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism.

Author: Carol J. Adams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501364426

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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For 30 years, since the publication of her landmark book The Sexual Politics of Meat, Carol J. Adams and her readers have continued to document and hold to account the degrading interplay of language about women, domesticated animals, and meat in advertising, politics, and media. Serving as sequel and visual companion, The Pornography of Meat charts the continued influence of this language and the fight against it. This new edition includes more than 300 images, most of them new, and brings the book up to date to include expressions of misogyny in online media and advertising, the #MeToo movement, and the impact of Donald Trump and white supremacy on our political language. Never has this book--or Adams's analysis--been more relevant.
Categories: Social Science

Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism

Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism

Studies and New Directions Jacob Ari Labendz, Shmuly Yanklowitz ... of religion in the United States, proposes that applying a religious studies lens allows ...

Author: Jacob Ari Labendz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438473628

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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A multidisciplinary approach to the study of veganism, vegetarianism, and meat avoidance among Jews, both historical and contemporary. In recent decades, as more Jews have adopted plant-based lifestyles, Jewish vegan and vegetarian movements have become increasingly prominent. This book explores the intellectual, religious, and historical roots of veganism and vegetarianism among Jews and presents compelling new directions in Jewish thought, ethics, and foodways. The contributors, including scholars, rabbis, and activists, explore how Judaism has inspired Jews to eschew animal products and how such choices, even when not directly inspired by Judaism, have enriched and helped define Jewishness. Individually, and as a collection, the chapters in this book provide an opportunity to meditate on what may make veganism and vegetarianism particularly Jewish, as well as the potential distinctiveness of Jewish veganism and vegetarianism. The authors also examine the connections between Jewish veganism and vegetarianism and other movements, while calling attention to divisions among Jewish vegans and vegetarians, to the specific challenges of fusing Jewishness and a plant-based lifestyle, and to the resistance Jewish vegans and vegetarians can face from parts of the Jewish community. The book’s various perspectives represent the cultural, theological, and ideological diversity among Jews invested in such conversations and introduce prominent debates within their movements. Jacob Ari Labendz is Director of the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies and Clayman Assistant Professor of Judaic and Holocaust Studies at Youngstown State University. He is the editor of Jewish Property After 1945: Cultures and Economies of Ownership, Loss, Recovery, and Transfer. Shmuly Yanklowitz is President and Dean at Valley Beit Midrash, Founder and President of Uri L’Tzedek, Founder and CEO of the Shamayim V’Aretz Institute, and Founder and President of YATOM: The Jewish Foster and Adoption Network. He is the author of many books, including Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary, Postmodern Jewish Ethics: Emerging Social Justice Paradigms, and The Jewish Vegan.
Categories: Religion

Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism

Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism

This A-Z encyclopedia brings together the work of a number of scholars from diverse fields, including history, sociology, philosophy, religious studies, anthropology, nutrition, American studies, religious studies, women's and gender ...

Author: Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313375569

Category: Cooking

Page: 290

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Intended for students, general readers, vegetarians, and vegans, as well as those interested in animal welfare and liberation, this A–Z encyclopedia explores the historical and cultural significance of vegetarianism in the United States and beyond. * A–Z entries on cultural and historical aspects of vegetarianism in the United States and beyond * Brief sidebars with excerpts from primary documents, quotations, and more * A chronology of vegetarianism in the United States, including relevant international developments * Photographs of famous vegetarians * A selected bibliography of relevant books, scholarly articles, and websites
Categories: Cooking

Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture

Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture

Here, Labchuk appears to be paraphrasing Friedman whose petition to the California Supreme Court states that “[e]thical veganism is a relational lens ...

Author: Emelia Quinn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319733807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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This collection explores what the social and philosophical aspects of veganism offer to critical theory. Bringing together leading and emerging scholars working in animal studies and critical animal studies, Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture shows how the experience of being vegan, and the conditions of thought fostered by veganism, pose new questions for work across multiple disciplines. Offering accounts of veganism which move beyond contemporary conceptualizations of it as a faddish dietary preference or set of proscriptions, it explores the messiness and necessary contradictions involved in thinking about or practicing a vegan way of life. By thinking through as well as about veganism, the project establishes the value of a vegan mode of reading, writing, looking, and thinking.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Vegan Handbook

Vegan Handbook

Over 200 Delicious Recipes, Meal Plans, and Vegetarian Resources for All Ages ... It is caused by changes in the protein which composes the lens .

Author: Vegetarian Resource Group

Publisher: The Vegetarian Resource Group

ISBN: 0931411173

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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A much-needed guide for the novice as well as the long-time vegan. It contains extensive information for vegans, including dietary exchange lists for meal planning, sports nutrition for vegans, vegan meal plans and one-week menus, delicious, quick recipes for readers who don't enjoy cooking but want to live healthily, vegetarian history and plenty more.
Categories: Cooking

Critical Animal Studies

Critical Animal Studies

Ideas of justice have been coopted by the state, and, while this can be reclaimed, there is still a particular normative lens that informs much of the ...

Author: Atsuko Matsuoka

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786606488

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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This volume offers an important contribution to the field of Critical Animal Studies. It charts new territory by showcasing recent research, key debates and emerging trends and features an international and transdisciplinary team of academics and activists. Ideal for advanced-level students in Critical Animal Studies and the wider Social Sciences.
Categories: Social Science

Vegan Voices

Vegan Voices

Approximately 7.5 million people in the U.S. subscribe to a vegan diet and thus don't consume any animal products such as meat, fish, dairy, or eggs.

Author: Christina Gabrielle Paxman

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:992990942

Category: Veganism

Page: 149

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Approximately 7.5 million people in the U.S. subscribe to a vegan diet and thus don't consume any animal products such as meat, fish, dairy, or eggs. Despite the considerable growth of veganism in the last decade, little is known about how people communicate about such a seemingly restrictive diet and what implications this might have for communication theory and the growing field of food studies. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore how vegans communicatively negotiate their identity through the lens of Hecht's (1993) communication theory of identity (CTI). I conducted phone interviews with forty vegans residing across the U.S. and completed thematic analysis to qualitatively analyze interviews. Four themes emerged to describe the ways vegans enact their identity (Facilitating Smooth Interactions, Wearing Symbols of Veganism, Vegan Food Preparation and Consumption, Education and Community Engagement), and three themes emerged to illustrate the relational identities that vegans co-construct with members of their social network (Accepted and Supported, Inconvenience to the Family, Happiest with a Vegan (Friendly) Partner). Vegans explained that they engage in a variety of communication strategies (e.g., focusing on the positive) to thoughtfully craft an identity that will be well-received by others. Additionally, participants explained that they are not only supported by members of their social network, but that this support is an integral part of their relational identity. Lastly, I analyzed participant accounts to see if any discrepancies (i.e., identity gaps; Jung & Hecht, 2004) emerged between the ways vegans negotiate their identity. Results indicate that some vegans experience or create up to four different identity gaps between different layers of identity (Personal-Enacted Gap, Relational-Enacted Gap, Enacted-Enacted Gap, Community-Personal Gap). Implications and directions for future research are discussed.
Categories: Veganism