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Conclusion

  • Emelia Quinn
  • Benjamin Westwood
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature book series (PSAAL)

Abstract

The conclusion recounts, in brief, the main aims of the collection: to establish veganism as a more complicated form of identity than is often supposed, to explore the intellectual resonances of its inconsistencies and complications, and to trace the ripples of the contemporary vegan moment across the humanities. By way of closing, Quinn and Westwood draw out three further questions raised by the essays, namely: its openness to painful or “wounding” knowledge, veganism’s performative nature, and the relation between vegan subjectivity and academic inquiry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emelia Quinn
    • 1
  • Benjamin Westwood
    • 2
  1. 1.Wolfson CollegeUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.Wadham CollegeUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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