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Older, Greener, and Wiser: Charting the Experiences of Older Women in the American Vegan Movement

Wrenn, Corey, Lizardi, Alexus (2019) Older, Greener, and Wiser: Charting the Experiences of Older Women in the American Vegan Movement. Journal of Women & Aging, . ISSN 0895-2841. E-ISSN 1540-7322. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Vegan feminist theory argues that women and other marginalized groups experience discrimination in the vegan movement given its failure to apply intersectional praxis. We interviewed a small sample of older vegan women in America, hypothesizing that they would report feeling particularly vulnerable to discrimination given the vegan movement’s patriarchal leanings and its heavy focus on health and vitality. Our results, however, are mixed. Some viewed older age as an asset that strengthened their ability to commit to veganism, while others reported stressed social interactions, underrepresentation in the movement, and lack of support by doctors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Age, Ageism, Animal rights, Gender, Identity, Social movements, Veganism, Vegan Feminism
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Corey Wrenn
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 09:43 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 13:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72446 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wrenn, Corey: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4041-0015
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