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From Seed to Fruition: A Political History of The Vegan Society, 1944-2017

Wrenn, Corey (2019) From Seed to Fruition: A Political History of The Vegan Society, 1944-2017. Food and Foodways, 27 (3). ISSN 0740-9710. E-ISSN 1542-3484. (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

In a qualitative content analysis of The Vegan Society’s quarterly publication, The Vegan, spanning 73 years and nearly 300 issues, the trajectory of one of the world’s most radical and compassionate countercuisine collectives is presented and critically assessed. The Vegan Society’s history provides a case study on the ways in which social movements negotiate difference and conflict. Specifically, this paper highlights the challenges of identity, professionalization, and factionalism across the 20th and 21st centuries. This research also puts into perspective the cultural impact that veganism has had on Western society, namely the dramatic increase in vegan consumers, vegan products, and the normalcy of vegan nutrition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Animal Rights, Food History, Social Movements, Veganism, Vegetarianism
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Corey Wrenn
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 09:46 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 09:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72447 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wrenn, Corey: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4041-0015
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