The Bloodless Revolution: Radical Vegetarians and the Discovery of India

The Bloodless Revolution: Radical Vegetarians and the Discovery of India
A Book

by Tristram Stuart

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2012-10-18
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0007404921
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the 1600s, European travellers discovered Indian vegetarianism. Western culture was changed forever...

The Bloodless Revolution

The Bloodless Revolution
A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times

by Tristram Stuart

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2008-01-29
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN : 9780393330649
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A cultural and political history of vegetarianism explains how puritanical revolutionaries, European Hinduphiles, and visionary scientists conspired to overthrow Western society's fierce devotion to the consumption of meat, tracing three centuries of the movement from eighteenth-century converts to Hinduism to present-day environmentalism and the animal rights movement. Reprint.

Our Troubles with Food

Our Troubles with Food
A Book

by Stephen Halliday

  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0752496271
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For millennia the normal, natural and pleasurable activity of eating has been surrounded by fear and anxiety. Religious traditions have long decreed what foods are right for their followers to eat, but secularisation and scientific progress have not made the situation easier. Our present obsession with health, obesity, ethics and science has seemingly developed from a society that is over-supplied with the necessities of life. For the first time, social historian Stephen Halliday looks at the history of our fascinating relationship with food, from Galen in the first century AD declaring that fruit was the worst kind of food to eat, to John Kellogg's belief that eating wholegrain cereals would prevent masturbation and bring people closer to God. Through modern fears and food scares such as mad cow disease to our current fascination with superfoods, 'friendly' bacteria and organic farming, Our Troubles with Food is a thorough analysis of our changing attitudes towards food and a reminder that we are not so very different from our forbears after all.

Meat, Medicine and Human Health in the Twentieth Century

Meat, Medicine and Human Health in the Twentieth Century
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by Christian Bonah,David Cantor,Mathias Dörries

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-10-06
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 131732319X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of essays explores some of the complex relations between meat and health in the twentieth century. It highlights a complicated array of contradictory attitudes towards meat and human health. They show how meat came to be regarded as a central part of a modern healthy diet and trace critiques of meat-eating and the meat industry.

A Plea for the Animals

A Plea for the Animals
The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion

by Matthieu Ricard

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0834840545
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do. In a compelling appeal to reason and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a moral obligation and the direction toward which any enlightened society must aspire. He chronicles the appalling sufferings of the animals we eat, wear, and use for adornment or "entertainment," and submits every traditional justification for their exploitation to scientific evidence and moral scrutiny. What arises is an unambiguous and powerful ethical imperative for treating all of the animals with whom we share this planet with respect and compassion.

The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies
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by Laura Wright

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-03-31
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 1000364607
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This wide-ranging volume explores the tension between the dietary practice of veganism and the manifestation, construction, and representation of a vegan identity in today’s society. Emerging in the early 21st century, vegan studies is distinct from more familiar conceptions of "animal studies," an umbrella term for a three-pronged field that gained prominence in the late 1990s and early 2000s, consisting of critical animal studies, human animal studies, and posthumanism. While veganism is a consideration of these modes of inquiry, it is a decidedly different entity, an ethical delineator that for many scholars marks a complicated boundary between theoretical pursuit and lived experience. The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies is the must-have reference for the important topics, problems, and key debates in the subject area and is the first of its kind. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors, this handbook is divided into five parts: History of vegan studies Vegan studies in the disciplines Theoretical intersections Contemporary media entanglements Veganism around the world These sections contextualize veganism beyond its status as a dietary choice, situating veganism within broader social, ethical, legal, theoretical, and artistic discourses. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers of vegan studies, animal studies, and environmental ethics.

Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism

Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism
A Book

by Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 0313375569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Intended for students, general readers, vegetarians, and vegans, as well as those interested in animal welfare and liberation, this A–Z encyclopedia explores the historical and cultural significance of vegetarianism in the United States and beyond. * A–Z entries on cultural and historical aspects of vegetarianism in the United States and beyond * Brief sidebars with excerpts from primary documents, quotations, and more * A chronology of vegetarianism in the United States, including relevant international developments * Photographs of famous vegetarians * A selected bibliography of relevant books, scholarly articles, and websites

Romantic Sustainability

Romantic Sustainability
Endurance and the Natural World, 1780–1830

by Ben P. Robertson

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2015-12-24
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1498518915
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Romantic Sustainability is an international collection of ecocritical essays that examine sustainability in relation to Romantic-era Britain. The essays examine the traditional Romantic canon but also delve into less well-known authors, all while interrogating issues of race, gender, religion, and identity, beginning with inspiration and creativity and ending with considerations about extinction and apocalypse.

Theology on the Menu

Theology on the Menu
Asceticism, Meat and Christian Diet

by David Grumett,Rachel Muers

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2010-02-26
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1135188327
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Diets and Dieting

Diets and Dieting
A Cultural Encyclopedia

by Goldwin Smith Professor of Human Studies Sander L Gilman,Sander L. Gilman

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2008-01-23
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1135870683
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diets and dieting have concerned – and sometimes obsessed – human societies for centuries. The dieters' regime is about many things, among them the control of weight and the body, the politics of beauty, discipline and even self-harm, personal and societal demands for improved health, spiritual harmony with the universe, and ethical codes of existence. In this innovative reference work that spans many periods and cultures, the acclaimed cultural and medical historian Sander L. Gilman lays out the history of diets and dieting in a fascinating series of articles.

Food Culture Studies in India

Food Culture Studies in India
Consumption, Representation and Mediation

by Simi Malhotra,Kanika Sharma,Sakshi Dogra

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-12-18
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 9811552541
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book discusses food in the context of the cultural matrix of India. Addressing topical issues in food and food culture, it explores questions concerning the consumption, representation and mediation of food. The book is divided into four sections, focusing on food fads; food representation; the symbolic valence of food; modes and manners of resistance articulated through food. Investigating consumption practices in both public and ethnic culture, each chapter introduces a fresh approach to food across diverse literary and cultural genres. The book offers a highly readable guide for researchers and practitioners in the field of literary and cultural studies, as well as the sociological fields of food studies, body studies and fat studies.

The British in India

The British in India
A Social History of the Raj

by David Gilmour

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2018-11-13
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 0374713243
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An immersive portrait of the lives of the British in India, from the seventeenth century to Independence Who of the British went to India, and why? We know about Kipling and Forster, Orwell and Scott, but what of the youthful forestry official, the enterprising boxwallah, the fervid missionary? What motivated them to travel halfway around the globe, what lives did they lead when they got there, and what did they think about it all? Full of spirited, illuminating anecdotes drawn from long-forgotten memoirs, correspondence, and government documents, The British in India weaves a rich tapestry of the everyday experiences of the Britons who found themselves in “the jewel in the crown” of the British Empire. David Gilmour captures the substance and texture of their work, home, and social lives, and illustrates how these transformed across the several centuries of British presence and rule in the subcontinent, from the East India Company’s first trading station in 1615 to the twilight of the Raj and Partition and Independence in 1947. He takes us through remote hill stations, bustling coastal ports, opulent palaces, regimented cantonments, and dense jungles, revealing the country as seen through British eyes, and wittily reveling in all the particular concerns and contradictions that were a consequence of that limited perspective. The British in India is a breathtaking accomplishment, a vivid and balanced history written with brio, elegance, and erudition.

Reading Veganism

Reading Veganism
The Monstrous Vegan, 1818 to Present

by Emelia Quinn

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2021-09-02
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0192843494
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reading Veganism focuses on the iteration of the trope 'the monstrous vegan' across two hundred years of Anglophone literature. Through veganism's relation to utopian longing and challenge to the conceptual category of the 'human,' the book explores ways in which ethical identities can be written, represented, and transmitted.

Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet

Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet
Eating with the World in Mind

by Nico Slate

  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release : 2019-02-28
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0295744979
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mahatma Gandhi redefined nutrition as a holistic approach to building a more just world. What he chose to eat was intimately tied to his beliefs. His key values of nonviolence, religious tolerance, and rural sustainability developed in coordination with his dietary experiments. His repudiation of sugar, chocolate, and salt expressed his opposition to economies based on slavery, indentured labor, and imperialism. Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet sheds new light on important periods in Gandhi’s life as they relate to his developing food ethic: his student years in London, his politicization as a young lawyer in South Africa, the 1930 Salt March challenging British colonialism, and his fasting as a means of self-purification and social protest during India’s struggle for independence. What became the pillars of Gandhi’s diet—vegetarianism, limiting salt and sweets, avoiding processed food, and fasting—anticipated many of the debates in twenty-first-century food studies, and presaged the necessity of building healthier and more equitable food systems.

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Untitled
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0691180806
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Insatiable Appetite: Food as Cultural Signifier in the Middle East and Beyond

Insatiable Appetite: Food as Cultural Signifier in the Middle East and Beyond
A Book

by Kirill Dmitriev,Julia Hauser,Bilal Orfali

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2019-09-24
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9004409556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Insatiable Appetite: Food as Cultural Signifier in the Middle East and Beyond explores the cultural ramifications of food and foodways in the Mediterranean and Arab-Muslim countries.

Eating and Believing

Eating and Believing
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

by David Grumett,Rachel Muers

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2008-12-01
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 0567032841
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collaborative volume on the concept of modern vegetarianism and the relationships between people's beliefs and food practices.

Empires of the Indus

Empires of the Indus
The Story of a River

by Alice Albinia

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-06-21
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1848547862
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Indus rises in Tibet, flows west across India, and south through Pakistan. For millennia it has been worshipped as a god; for centuries used as a tool of imperial expansion. Empires of the Indus follows the river upstream and back in time, taking the reader on a voyage through two thousand miles of geography and more than five thousand years of history redolent with contemporary importance.

Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture

Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture
Towards a Vegan Theory

by Emelia Quinn,Benjamin Westwood

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-05-24
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 331973380X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection explores what the social and philosophical aspects of veganism offer to critical theory. Bringing together leading and emerging scholars working in animal studies and critical animal studies, Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture shows how the experience of being vegan, and the conditions of thought fostered by veganism, pose new questions for work across multiple disciplines. Offering accounts of veganism which move beyond contemporary conceptualizations of it as a faddish dietary preference or set of proscriptions, it explores the messiness and necessary contradictions involved in thinking about or practicing a vegan way of life. By thinking through as well as about veganism, the project establishes the value of a vegan mode of reading, writing, looking, and thinking.

Religion, Food, and Eating in North America

Religion, Food, and Eating in North America
A Book

by Benjamin E. Zeller,Marie W. Dallam,Reid L. Neilson,Nora L Rubel

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2014-03-11
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 023153731X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The way in which religious people eat reflects not only their understanding of food and religious practice but also their conception of society and their place within it. This anthology considers theological foodways, identity foodways, negotiated foodways, and activist foodways in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Original essays explore the role of food and eating in defining theologies and belief structures, creating personal and collective identities, establishing and challenging boundaries and borders, and helping to negotiate issues of community, religion, race, and nationality. Contributors consider food practices and beliefs among Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists, as well as members of new religious movements, Afro-Caribbean religions, interfaith families, and individuals who consider food itself a religion. They traverse a range of geographic regions, from the Southern Appalachian Mountains to North America's urban centers, and span historical periods from the colonial era to the present. These essays contain a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives, emphasizing the embeddedness of food and eating practices within specific religions and the embeddedness of religion within society and culture. The volume makes an excellent resource for scholars hoping to add greater depth to their research and for instructors seeking a thematically rich, vivid, and relevant tool for the classroom.