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 ...

Through a Vegan Studies Lens

Author: Laura Wright

Publisher: Cultural Ecologies of Food in

ISBN: 9781948908108

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.

In digestion in Literature and Film

2019, www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/theme-parks/2019/09/
24/disney-world-disneyland-vegan-meals/2426690001/. Accessed 13 Oct. ...
Through a Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism, ed. Laura
Wright ...

 In digestion in Literature and Film

Author: Serena J. Rivera

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000071731

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.

New Approaches to the Twenty First Century Anglophone Novel

Jennifer Wawrzinek researches and teaches English Literature and Postcolonial
Studies at the University of Potsdam (Germany). ... Her edited collection Through
a Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism was published by the ...

New Approaches to the Twenty First Century Anglophone Novel

Author: Sibylle Baumbach

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030325989

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.

The Vegan Studies Project

Vegan. Vampires. The Politics of Drinking Humans and Animals in Buffy the
Vampire Slayer, Twilight, and True Blood “I used to ... there is but one scholarly
essay that examines the novel's politics of consumption via a vegetarian critical
lens.

The Vegan Studies Project

Author: Laura Wright

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820348546

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.

Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism

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 ...

Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism

Author: Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313375569

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

Our Children and Other Animals

The Cultural Construction of Human-Animal Relations in Childhood Dr Matthew
Cole, Dr Kate Stewart ... intersects with that of the fast food industry and thereby
with agribusiness through the lens of children as consumers. ... However, the key
point is to subvert the assumed inevitability of these trends through vegan praxis,
which includes sociological research conducted under a Critical animal studies ...

Our Children and Other Animals

Author: Dr Matthew Cole

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409464601

Page: 200

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Focusing on the socialization of the human use of other animals as resources in contemporary Western society, this book explores the cultural reproduction of human-nonhuman animal relations in childhood. With close attention to the dominant practices through which children encounter animals and mainstream representations of animals in children's culture - whether in terms of the selective exposure of children to animals as ‘pets’ or as food in the home or in school, or the representation of animals in mass media and social media - Our Children and Other Animals reveals the interconnectedness of studies of childhood, culture and human-animal relations.

Ecofeminism Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth

Warren, Karen 147–148, 149, 231–2 Washington March 19 Ways of Seeing (
Berger) 26 websites, veganism/vegetarianism 25, 192 Weil, ... 13 intersectional
analysis 7–10, 15, 16 work, inferiorization 11–12, 13 “Women, Nature, and
Animals through an Ecofeminist Lens” slide ... sheep derived 163–7 vivisection 8
–9, 129 voyeurism 222–3, 224 vulnerabilty 130–1, 136 see also disability studies
Wadiwel, ...

Ecofeminism  Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth

Author: Carol J. Adams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628926228

Page: 272

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Leading feminist scholars and activists as well as new voices introduce and explore themes central to contemporary ecofeminism. Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth first offers an historical, grounding overview that situates ecofeminist theory and activism and provides a timeline for important publications and events. This is followed by contributions from leading theorists and activists on how our emotions and embodiment can and must inform our relationships with the more than human world. In the final section, the contributors explore the complexities of appreciating difference and the possibilities of living less violently. Throughout the book, the authors engage with intersections of gender and gender non-conformity, race, sexuality, disability, and species. The result is a new up-to-date resource for students and teachers of animal studies, environmental studies, feminist/gender studies, and practical ethics.

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).

Vegan Consciousness and the Commodity Chain

Author: Amie Louise Harper

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781303153556

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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.

Carnal Appetites

Investigating the current explosion of interest in food and eating, Elspeth Probyn's book uncovers some of the deep and dark themes underlying our craving for the culinary.

Carnal Appetites

Author: Elspeth Probyn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415223058

Page: 168

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Investigating the current explosion of interest in food and eating, Elspeth Probyn's book uncovers some of the deep and dark themes underlying our craving for the culinary.

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 ...

The Pig in Thin Air

Author: Alex Lockwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781590565353

Page: 228

View: 567

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. "

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities

With a historical scope spanning the seventeenth century to the present, this collection not only presents the foundational documents informing this intersection of fields but also showcases the most current work, making it an indispensable ...

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities

Author: Sarah Jaquette Ray

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496201671

Page: 648

View: 850

Although scholars in the environmental humanities have been exploring the dichotomy between "wild" and "built" environments for several years, few have focused on the field of disability studies, a discipline that enlists the contingency between environments and bodies as a foundation of its scholarship. On the other hand, scholars in disability studies have demonstrated the ways in which the built environment privileges some bodies and minds over others, yet they have rarely examined the ways in which toxic environments engender chronic illness and disability or how environmental illnesses disrupt dominant paradigms for scrutinizing "disability." Designed as a reader for undergraduate and graduate courses, Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities employs interdisciplinary perspectives to examine such issues as slow violence, imperialism, race, toxicity, eco-sickness, the body in environmental justice, ableism, and other topics. With a historical scope spanning the seventeenth century to the present, this collection not only presents the foundational documents informing this intersection of fields but also showcases the most current work, making it an indispensable reference.

The End of Animal Farming

The End of Animal Farming is not a scolding treatise or a prescription for an ascetic diet. Reese invites readers--vegan and non-vegan--to consider one of the most important and transformational social movements of the coming decades.

The End of Animal Farming

Author: Jacy Reese

Publisher:

ISBN: 0807019453

Page: 240

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A bold yet realistic vision of how technology and social change are creating a food system in which we no longer use animals to produce meat, dairy, or eggs Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma and Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals brought widespread attention to the disturbing realities of factory farming. The End of Animal Farming pushes this conversation forward by outlining a strategic roadmap to a humane, ethical, and efficient food system in which slaughterhouses are obsolete--where the tastes of even the most die-hard meat eater are satisfied by innovative food technologies like cultured meats and plant-based protein. Social scientist and animal advocate Jacy Reese analyzes the social forces leading us toward the downfall of animal agriculture, the technology making this change possible for the meat-hungry public, and the activism driving consumer demand for plant-based and cultured foods. Reese contextualizes the issue of factory farming--the inhumane system of industrial farming that 95 percent of farmed animals endure--as part of humanity's expanding moral circle. Humanity increasingly treats nonhuman animals, from household pets to orca whales, with respect and kindness, and Reese argues that farmed animals are the next step. Reese applies an analytical lens of "effective altruism," the burgeoning philosophy of using evidence-based research to maximize one's positive impact in the world, in order to better understand which strategies can help expand the moral circle now and in the future. The End of Animal Farming is not a scolding treatise or a prescription for an ascetic diet. Reese invites readers--vegan and non-vegan--to consider one of the most important and transformational social movements of the coming decades.

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 ...

Queer and Trans Voices

Author: Zoie Zane McNeill

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780998994680

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.

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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Anthems of Apocalypse

Alongside these are the perennially popular esoteric interpretations of biblical apocalyptic thought. These are explored in Rupert Till's analysis of heavy metal and Sergio Fava's discussion of apocalyptic folk."

Anthems of Apocalypse

Author: Christopher Partridge

Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited

ISBN: 9781907534348

Page: 150

View: 201

Popular music is no stranger to apocalyptic discourse. Whether focusing on biblical or secular apocalypses, musicians often want to tell us things about the end of the world we may not have wanted to know in ways we may not have thought about before. This volume seeks to introduce readers to some of these messengers and their anthems of apocalypse. Roland Boer's discussion of Nick Cave indicates that references to the portents and monsters of the apocalypse have been used to refer, not to an age to come, but to the authorities and demons of the present world. Likewise, Kennet Granholm's chapter on the vegan straight edge band Earth Crisis shows that biblical apocalyptic provides a lens through which to examine environmental politics. This is also true of the work of Rage against the Machine's Tom Morello, who, as Michael Gilmour discusses, provides a powerful socialist critique of capitalism, American imperialism, new left-activism and identity politics. Along with these 'secular' uses of biblical apocalyptic are, of course, the more conspicuously Christian theological treatments: Mark Sweetnam discusses dispensationalism in Johnny Cash's music; Marcus Moberg explores eschatological themes in Christian heavy metal; and Steve Knowles looks at the uses of apocalyptic imagery in the music of Extreme. Alongside these are the perennially popular esoteric interpretations of biblical apocalyptic thought. These are explored in Rupert Till's analysis of heavy metal and Sergio Fava's discussion of apocalyptic folk.

Dissertation Abstracts International

In the first project urinary vitamin B , 2 excretion of 41 omnivore and vegetarian
subjects was measured using a microbiological assay ... NUTRITIONAL
STUDIES IN DIABETIC CATARACT PREVENTION LINKLATER , HEATHER ANN
, PH . D . The University of Western Ontario ( Canada ) , 1985 . Adviser : J . R .
Trevithick Cataract has been defined as an opacity of the lens leading to loss of
visual acuity .

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