Peggs, Kay (2020) Veganism. In: Rojek, Chris, (ed.) Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. 2nd ed. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 9781405124331


Put simply, veganism refers to the practice of avoiding the consumption of nonhuman animals. Veganism has become more mainstream in recent years and is receiving increasing academic consideration. Although veganism extends beyond diet much popular, and indeed scholarly, attention centres on it as a dietary practice. As well as being a practice veganism may also be an important aspect of identity, identity politics can be considered to be a social movement in itself. Sociology is extending its reach increasingly to issues associated with (Critical) Human Animal Studies, such as veganism, so much so that it has been proposed that sociologists who want to shape sociology as a more inclusive discipline should avoid the consumption of nonhuman animals.

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