Reproducing Speciesism: A content analysis of Australian media representations of veganism

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This paper contributes new research on representations of veganism in the Australian print media by adapting an approach used in a 2007 study of the issue in the United Kingdom (Cole & Morgan 2011). It conveys preliminary quantitative and qualitative data from a content analysis of how the practicalities and ethical basis of veganism' as an anti-speciesist social practice were portrayed in Australian media in 2007 and 2012. Consistent with the UK study, the results indicate these media outlets are reproducing largely negative discourses about veganism, which it is argued are out of step with the lived reality of practitioners and the related scholarship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference
Subtitle of host publicationChallenging Identities, Institutions and Communities
EditorsBrad West
Place of PublicationAdelaide
PublisherThe Sociological Association of Australia (TASA)
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780646927350
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 TASA Conference - University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 24 Nov 201427 Nov 2014 (Conference proceedings)


Conference2014 TASA Conference
Abbreviated titleChallenging Identities, Institutions and Communities
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