Critical Perspectives on Veganism

  • Jodey Castricano
  • Rasmus R. Simonsen

Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Jodey Castricano, Rasmus Rahbek Simonsen
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ethics, Politics & Philosophy

  4. Aesthetics & Representation

  5. Food, Memory, Histories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Jessica Carey
      Pages 245-260
  6. New Media Is the Message

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Juawana Grant, Brittni MacKenzie-Dale
      Pages 307-329
    3. Francesco Buscemi
      Pages 331-348

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the ethics, politics and aesthetics of veganism in contemporary culture and thought. Traditionally a lifestyle located on the margins of western culture, veganism has now been propelled into the mainstream, and as agribusiness grows animal issues are inextricably linked to environmental impact as well as to existing ethical concerns.

This collection connects veganism to a range of topics including gender, sexuality, race, the law and popular culture. It explores how something as basic as one’s food choices continue to impact on the cultural, political, and philosophical discourse of the modern day, and asks whether the normalization of veganism strengthens or detracts from the radical impetus of its politics. With a Foreword by Melanie Joy and Jens Tuidor, this book analyzes the mounting prevalence of veganism as it appears in different cultural shifts and asks how veganism might be rethought and re-practised in the twenty-first century.

Keywords

animal ethics meat embodiment identity media

Editors and affiliations

  • Jodey Castricano
    • 1
  • Rasmus R. Simonsen
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of British ColumbiaKelownaCanada
  2. 2.Copenhagen School of Design and TechnologyCopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33419-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33418-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33419-6
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