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The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series

Veg(etari)an Arguments in Culture, History, and Practice

The V Word

Editors: Hanganu-Bresch, Cristina, Kondrlik, Kristin (Eds.)

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  • Offers a unique focus on the rhetorical arguments at the core of the veg(etari)an debate
  • Provides an international reach with contributions by scholars from the U.S, Canada, Israel and the U.K
  • Explores a variety of perspectives including feminist, queer, religious and ecological approaches
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This collection explores the arguments related to veg(etari)anism as they play out in the public sphere and across media, historical eras, and geographical areas. As vegan and vegetarian practices have gradually become part of mainstream culture, stemming from multiple shifts in the socio-political, cultural, and economic landscape, discursive attempts to both legitimize and delegitimize them have amplified. With 12 original chapters, this collection analyses a diverse array of these legitimating strategies, addressing the practice of veg(etari)anism through analytical methods used in rhetorical criticism and adjacent fields. 

Part I focuses on specific geo-cultural contexts, from early 20th century Italy, Serbia and Israel, to Islam and foundational Yoga Sutras. In Part II, the authors explore embodied experiences and legitimation strategies, in particular the political identities and ontological consequences coming from consumption of, or abstention from, meat. Part III looks at the motives, purposes and implication of veg(etari)anism as a transformative practice, from ego to eco, that should revolutionise our value hierarchies, and by extension, our futures. Offering a unique focus on the arguments at the core of the veg(etari)an debate, this collection provides an invaluable resource to scholars across a multitude of disciplines.   

About the authors

Cristina Hanganu-Bresch is Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, USA. Her research on the rhetoric of psychiatry and scientific communication has appeared, among others, in Written Communication, Literature and Medicine, and Medical Humanities, and several edited collections. She co-authored Diagnosing Madness (2019) and Effective Scientific Writing (2020).


Kristin Kondrlik is an Assistant Professor of English specializing in Health Communication at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her research focuses on wellness movements in historical and contemporary medical journals. Her scholarship has appeared in Victorian Periodicals Review, English Literature in Transition: 1880-1920, and Poroi: Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • State of Meatlessness: Voluntary and Involuntary Vegetarianism in Early Twentieth-Century Italy

    Pages 3-24

    Helstosky, Carol

  • Taking an Anti-Sacrificial Stance: The Essentializing Rhetoric and Affective Nature of Meat Consumption in Islam

    Pages 25-61

    Abdul-Aziz, Nora (et al.)

  • Because We Care: Veganism and Politics in Israel

    Pages 63-92

    Avital, Sharon

  • Veg(etari)anism in Serbia: Attack on Traditional Values

    Pages 93-117

    Uzelac, Mirjana

  • Ancient Text, Modern Context: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Twenty-First Century Veg(etari)an

    Pages 119-139

    Lauricella, Sharon

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Veg(etari)an Arguments in Culture, History, and Practice
Book Subtitle
The V Word
Editors
  • Cristina Hanganu-Bresch
  • Kristin Kondrlik
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53280-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53280-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53279-6
Series ISSN
2634-6672
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 324
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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