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

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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.
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Through a Vegan Studies Lens

Through a Vegan Studies Lens

In particular, I agree with Wright that “Vegan Studies constitute a lived and
embodied ethic that impacts one's scholarly trajectory . . . for vegan theorists, the
world and all of its many texts have long been read through the lens of the bodily
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Author: Laura Wright

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9781948908115

Category: Social Science

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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

Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture, edited by Emelia Quinn and
Benjamin Westwood, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp. 1–24. Kirkpatrick, Kathryn. “
Vegans in Locavore Literature.” Through a Vegan Studies Lens, edited by Laura
Wright ...

Author: Laura Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000364583

Category: Nature

Page: 428

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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.
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Veganism

Veganism

studies. to. Vegan. Studies. As noted earlier, a degree of dissonance and
heterogeneity exists across academic work that ... (Interdisciplinary Studies in
Literature and Environment) and edited collection Through a Vegan Studies Lens
: Textual ...

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.
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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.
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Vegan Consciousness and the Commodity Chain

Vegan Consciousness and the Commodity Chain

This manuscript will reveal that these `differing' vegan guides, actually effect and are affected by whiteness; both in its historical (i.e. colonial whiteness and Jim Crow segregation) and contemporary forms (i.e. neoliberal whiteness).

Author: Amie Louise Harper

Publisher:

ISBN: 1303153556

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In this dissertation, I analyze how neoliberal whiteness, race consciousness, decolonization, and anti-racism operate within three different vegan food guides: PETA's Vegan Shopping Guide, Queen Afua's Sacred Woman, and Food Empowerment Project's Ethical Food Choices. PETA, Queen Afua, and Food Empowerment Project are all located within the landscape of vegan politics to produce "ethical" spaces across multiple scales (i.e. consciousness, the body and the home). However, these three sites represent different engagements with food commodities for achieving ethical consumption. Such differences are not so much about food, as much as they are about the social, political, and economic relationships underlying the food commodity chain. This manuscript will reveal that these `differing' vegan guides, actually effect and are affected by whiteness; both in its historical (i.e. colonial whiteness and Jim Crow segregation) and contemporary forms (i.e. neoliberal whiteness). These connections will be revealed and articulated through the primary framework of critical race materialism and the lens of critical food studies. Chapter two is titled "'Never Be Silent': On Trayvon Martin, PETA and the Packaging of Neoliberal Whiteness". Vegan tomato products and So Delicious® are advocated as "cruelty-free" in PETA's online Vegan Shopping Guide. I will engage critical race materialist and decolonial analysis of the meanings PETA has applied to these two commodities. Such analysis will reveal how PETA's marketing of vegan products, as "cruelty-free," conceals human exploitation that makes these foods possible. I also show how PETA's `anti-racist' use of Trayvon Martin's 2012 murder for their new campaign, signify how both post-humanism and post-racialism work to conceal the violence of neoliberalism and racism. Chapter three is titled, "Feed a Wom[b]man, Feed the Black Nation: Afrocentric Vegan Politics and Queen Afua's Kitchen." Queen Afua is one of the most popular and widely read health activists amongst Black women in the USA. In this chapter, I analyze the food that Sacred Woman recommends or abhors to `purify', `decolonize,' and `liberate' Black Americans from legacies of colonialism and racism. First, through an Afrocentric framework, I show how Afua's vegan philosophy resists anti-black conceptualizations of Black women as "unfeminine" and "breeders." After this analysis, I use Black feminist theorizing to explore how the meanings Afua places on particular vegan commodities simultaneously reproduces heterosexist, ableist, and black middle-class `reformist' conceptualizations of a `healthy' Black nation.Lastly chapter four is named "Food Empowerment Project and the Underside of Veganized Modernity." Food Empowerment Project (FEP) is a pro-vegan food justice organization in South Bay California. They place great emphasis on farmworker rights and alleviating environmental racism. I show that their Ethical Food Choices guide exposes how neoliberalism, corporate-capitalist profits, and hyper-consumerism dictate "ethical" vegan marketing schemes and labels such as "sustainable," "ethically sourced," and "Fair Trade." They achieve this by re-signifying the neoliberal meaning of `sustainable' palm oil products and cocoa, to reflect the cruel and unethical conditions they create. Analysis of FEP's boycott of popular `eco-conscious' and `sustainable' labeled vegan brands Earth Balance® and CLIF Bar® will be undertaken. Ultimately, this dissertation articulates how something as `mundane' as vegan food guides can be used to create new critical literacies around ethical consumption and racial dynamics, as well as reveal how neoliberal whiteness operates within the food commodity chain.
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The Pig in Thin Air

The Pig in Thin Air

The {bio}graphies series explores the relationships between human and nonhuman animals through scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences viewed through the lens of autobiography and memoir, to deepen and ...

Author: Alex Lockwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 1590565355

Category: Nature

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In this searing, honest account of how he came to terms with his destructive habits and changed his relationship with his own body, Alex Lockwood writer, educator, and activist working in the fields of literature, creative writing, media, and the environment critically explores the relationship of the body to animal activism. Looking at academic scholarship and animal advocacy organizations, Lockwood explores the dimensions of embodiment from his own body to those of the animals he bears witness to, from bodies of knowledge and those who place themselves in the way of the machinery of death, through to our physical efforts to make sense of a world where so much is desensitized, disembodied, and fragmented. In exploring different modes of activism throughout North America, The Pig in Thin Air asks how animal advocacy and environmental activism can best join forces to tackle these interconnected crises in such a way that we might develop deeper, more authentic compassionate relationships with all other animals, including ourselves. The {bio}graphies series explores the relationships between human and nonhuman animals through scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences viewed through the lens of autobiography and memoir, to deepen and complicate our perspectives on the other beings with whom we share the planet. "
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Queer and Trans Voices

Queer and Trans Voices

In this volume, Feliz Brueck and queering activist-scholar Zoie (Zane) McNeill collaborate to raise the voices of LGBTQIA+ vegans across the world working to acknowledge the interconnections between social justice groups in order to ...

Author: Zoie Zane McNeill

Publisher:

ISBN: 0998994685

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 350

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What does it mean to work towards our liberation?How can we center and make space for ourselves and others?How is nonhuman animal liberation part of our own fight for queer rights?With a focus on building bridges between movements and dismantling hierarchies between oppressed groups through consistent anti-oppression, Queer and Trans Voices: Achieving Liberation Through Consistent Anti-Oppression follows the concise and to-the-point style of resource activist and author Julia Feliz Brueck. In this volume, Feliz Brueck and queering activist-scholar Zoie (Zane) McNeill collaborate to raise the voices of LGBTQIA+ vegans across the world working to acknowledge the interconnections between social justice groups in order to consistently and effectively achieve liberation for all. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Julia Feliz Brueck is a resource activist, writer, illustrator, and educator with a focus on consistent anti-oppression advocacy. Zoie (Zane) McNeill is a queer scholar, activist, and artist heralding from the hollers of West Virginia.
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kologie und Die K nste

  kologie und Die K  nste

Auf welche Weisen setzen sich die Künste mit ökologischen Fragen auseinander?

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher:

ISBN: 3846757756

Category: Ecology in art

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Auf welche Weisen setzen sich die Künste mit ökologischen Fragen auseinander? Welche Vorstellungen von Naturen und Umwelten kommen im Verhältnis von Ökologie und Künsten zum Tragen? Ökologie ist in den letzten Jahren in den Sozial-, Kultur- und Kunstwissenschaften und auch in den Künsten selbst zu einem Schlüsselthema geworden. Dies zeigt eine Vielzahl von künstlerischen Arbeiten, die sich mit Fragen des Lebensraums, der Gestaltung von Natur- und Stadträumen und den Materialitäten der Umwelt auseinandersetzen. Vor diesem Hintergrund nehmen die Beiträge des Bandes die Strategien und Formen in den Blick, in denen ökologische Themen künstlerisch aufgegriffen, verhandelt und in Szene gesetzt werden. Sie zeigen, wie Klima- und Umweltveränderungen sowie deren Folgen für die Lebens- und Handlungsbedingungen in künstlerischen Szenarien erprobt und durchgespielt werden. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Hartmut Böhme, Bruno Latour, Friedrich von Borries, Evi Zemanek und Benjamin Bühler.
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Annual Report

Annual Report

In one , subjects were matched for age , sex , and zip code in 68 quartets
comprising 1 vegan , 1 ovolactovegetarian , and 2 ... Both substudies showed a
trend toward delayed onset of dementia in vegetarians . ... Birlouez - Aragon et al
. investigated the mechanism by which sugar damages the lens and the
metabolism of ...

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ISBN: WISC:89058794983

Category: Diet in disease

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Entangled Empathy

Entangled Empathy

"In Entangled Empathy, scholar and activist Lori Gruen argues that rather than focusing on animal rights, we ought to work to make our relationships with animals right by empathetically responding to their needs, interests, desires, ...

Author: Lori Gruen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1590564871

Category: Nature

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In this work, scholar and activist Lori Gruen argues that rather than focusing on animal rights, we ought to work to make our relationships with animals right by empathetically responding to their needs, interests, desires, vulnerabilities, hopes and unique perspectives. Pointing out that we are already entangled in complex and life-altering relationships with other animals, she then guides readers through a new way of thinking about and practicing animal ethics.
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New Statesman

New Statesman

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ISBN: UCBK:B000204570

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The Utne Reader

The Utne Reader

We report on cutting - edge science , balanced with the wisdom of a world of
faiths . ... www.science-spirit.org 58 Spirituality and Health SAMPLE 800-876-
8202 We all need to thrive in our work , feel free in our spiritual lives ... Vegan :
The New Ethics of Eating 56. The Realist Sample . . $ 2.00 69. School for Esoteric
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ISBN: WISC:89072893274

Category: Underground press publications

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