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A Critique of Single-Issue Campaigning and the Importance of Comprehensive Abolitionist Vegan Advocacy

Wrenn, Corey, Johnson, Rob (2013) A Critique of Single-Issue Campaigning and the Importance of Comprehensive Abolitionist Vegan Advocacy. Food, Culture and Society, 16 (4). pp. 651-668. ISSN 1552-8014. E-ISSN 1751-7443. (doi:10.2752/175174413X13758634982092) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A popular tactic in the professional nonhuman animal rights movement is to utilize species-specific or issue-specific campaigns to increase public concern, motivate participation and extend movement support. This article challenges this traditional tactic of moderate nonhuman animal organizations in critiquing the issue-specific approaches to abolition advanced elsewhere and calls for a holistic abolitionist method that requires advocates to relinquish confusing piecemeal campaigns and instead challenge the underlying problem of speciesism in order to influence lasting and meaningful social change. The article applies Francione's radical theory of nonhuman animal rights, which recognizes the importance of vegan education in challenging this oppression. This article makes an argument for the role of radical motivation tactics in social movements as instrumental in reaching desired social change goals in a social movement environment that has largely professionalized.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.2752/175174413X13758634982092
Uncontrolled keywords: abolition, animal rights, framing, professionalization, radical mobilization, social movements, tactics, veganism
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Corey Wrenn
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 09:03 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72437 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wrenn, Corey: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4041-0015
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