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Veganism: Politics, Practice, and Theory w/ Eva Haifa Giraud

Veganism: Politics, Practice, and Theory w/ Eva Haifa Giraud

Update: 2022-06-18
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Eva Haifa Giraud joins us on the podcast this week for a conversation about her recent book, Veganism: Politics, Practice, and Theory. In our discussion, we deep dive into the constraints of veganism within a capitalist system, what this means for activism, and whether capitalism itself is putting veganism at risk. Eva elaborates on veganism’s political, activist roots and how they have historically created new paths of communication within communities that lead to debate regarding ethics, animal rights, and how the world at large treats animals. She also explains why she believes adopting a universal definition of veganism could be detrimental and breaks down how it might uproot veganism from specific social and national constructs. 



Eva Haifa Giraud is a senior lecturer in Digital Media & Society at the University of Sheffield.  She is interested in how activists negotiate tensions associated with the media platforms they use, particularly the challenges posed by social media. Her work has engaged with this theme in the context of environmental, animal, and food activism, with more recent research focusing on anti-racist politics. Her publications include What Comes After Entanglement? Activism, anthropocentrism and an ethics of exclusion (Duke University Press), Veganism: Politics, Practice, and Theory (Bloomsbury Academic) and articles in journals such as Theory, Culture & Society, New Media & Society, and Social Studies of Science.



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Veganism: Politics, Practice, and Theory w/ Eva Haifa Giraud

Veganism: Politics, Practice, and Theory w/ Eva Haifa Giraud

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