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The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies

Edited by: Laura Wright

Print publication date:  March  2021
Online publication date:  March  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367897468
eBook ISBN: 9781003020875
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003020875
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Book description

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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Framing vegan studies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Pythagoras, Plutarch, Porphyry, and the ancient defense of the vegetarian choice Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Vegetarian and vegan histories Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The analytic philosophers Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The “posthumanists” Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Vegan literature for children Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Veganism, ecoethics, and climate change in “MaddAddam” trilogy Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Vegan Cervantes Download PDF
Chapter  9:  A quiet riot Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Causal impotence and veganism Download PDF
Chapter  11:  By any means of persuasion necessary Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Veganism and the U.S. legal system Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Vegan studies in sociology Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Psychology and vegan studies Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Vegan studies and food studies Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Veganism and Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Yes, but is it Kosher? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Veganism, Hinduism, and Jainism in India Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The interface between “identity” and “aspiration” Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Veganism and Islam Download PDF
Chapter  21:  A vegan ecofeminist queer ecological view of ecocriticism Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Veganism in Critical Animal Studies Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Vegan studies and queer theory Download PDF
Chapter  24:  “You would betray your own mother for meat” Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Radical recipe Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Vegan studies and gender studies Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Screening veganism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  (Mis)representing veganism in film and television Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Merchandizing veganism  Download PDF
Chapter  30:  “Friends don’t let friends eat tofu” Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The vegan myth Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Vegan food tourism Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Toward a new humanity Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Vegan geographies in Ireland Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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