A practice theory framework for understanding vegan transition.

Twine, Richard (2017) A practice theory framework for understanding vegan transition. Animal Studies Journal, 6 (2). pp. 192-224. ISSN 2200-9140 DOI http://ro.uow.edu.au/asj/vol6/iss2/12

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A shift in the social norm of meat consumption is a transition that is repeatedly called for in climate change policy discourse. Yet this rarely sets out practically how such reduction might be achieved and, surprisingly, has yet to look to vegans as a knowledge resource. In drawing upon interview data with 40 UK vegans this article outlines an initial framework toward the greater normalisation of plant-based eating via attentiveness to the elements of vegan practice. These vegan narratives illustrate how the practice is already working for a small section of the UK population. In adopting a practice theory approach the article offers greater insights into both the obstacles and potential of pro-vegan policy which could have co-benefits across several domains of public health and sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: veganism, food, practice theory, social norms, climate change, sustainability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Sociology
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Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2017 14:06
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/9463

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