The Vegan Studies Project

The New School Food Studies Program (http://newschool.edu/public-engagemen…) and Faculty Alice Crary in a dialogue and Q & A session with author Laura Wright on her book The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror.

The motivations that lead individuals to go vegan, and the way society at large perceives and talks about them is the theme of The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror.

Steeped in critical and literary theory, the book focuses on news, advertising, and popular culture that is very much part of our daily experience. The title itself – meant “in the spirit of play” – suggests a certain proximity of Wright’s work with burgeoning fields of research such as food studies, fat studies, and animal studies. Veganism, which is now very visible in US social and cultural debates about food, health, and the environment, begs for a deeper understanding beyond any easy rebuttal.

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