The New Meatways and Sustainability

Discourses and Social Practices

Social practice theories help to challenge the often hidden paradigms, worldviews, and values at the basis of many unsustainable practices. Discourses and their boundaries define what is seen as possible, as well as the range of issues and their solutions. By exploring the connections between practices and discourses, Minna Kanerva develops a conceptual approach enabling purposive change in unsustainable social practices. Radical transformation towards new meatways is arguably necessary, yet complex psychological, ideological, and power-related mechanisms currently inhibit change.

Endorsements
»The book brings together various fields in order to enrich both Social Practice Theory and societal debates on meat eating. [...]« (Cor van der Weele)

»A very interesting result of the discourse analysis of practices of eating meat and the various meat alternatives is identifying the ›journey‹ metaphor. [...]« (Ines Weller)

»Minna Kanerva has successfully weaved together multiple theories and perspectives. [...]« (Nadine Andrews)

»This book is an inventive contribution to the burgeoning topic of meat eating and meat alternatives in transformations towards sustainability. [...]« (Daniel Welch)

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15 July 2021, 350 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5433-2

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Minna Kanerva

Minna Kanerva, Universität Bremen, Deutschland

Author(s)
Minna Kanerva
Book title
The New Meatways and Sustainability Discourses and Social Practices
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
350
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 19 SW-Abbildungen, 6 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5433-2
DOI
10.14361/9783839454336
Commodity Group
1733
BIC-Code
JPA JPHV JPQB
BISAC-Code
POL010000 POL007000 POL044000
THEMA-Code
JPA JPHV RND JPQB
Release date
15 July 2021
Edition
1
Topics
Wirtschaft, Politik, Esskultur, Natur
Readership
Political Science, Sustainability Research, Sociology, as well as Climate Activists and Animal Activists
Keywords/Tags
Sustainability Transformation, Social Practice Theories, Discourse, Values, Strategic Ignorance, Agency, Co-responsibility, Flexitarianism, Cultured Meat, Plant-based Meat, Insects, Food, Food Studies, Nature, Politics, Political Theory, Democracy, Environmental Policy, Sustainability, Political Science

Endorsements

»The book brings together various fields in order to enrich both Social Practice Theory and societal debates on meat eating. Metaphors emerge as helpful devices for understanding underlying views of the problem. Are we inevitably ›hungry beasts‹? Or are we perhaps rather on a journey?« (Cor van der Weele, Professor of Humanistic Philosophy, Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

»A very interesting result of the discourse analysis of practices of eating meat and the various meat alternatives is identifying the ›journey‹ metaphor. This metaphor enables the opening up of the meat vs. no-meat dichotomy and, therefore, offers potential for transforming the social practice of meat eating.« (Prof. Ines Weller, Social-Ecological Research, artec Sustainability Research Center, University of Bremen, Germany)

»Minna Kanerva has successfully weaved together multiple theories and perspectives. Her examination of the connection between meat-eating related practices and discourses is enriched by consideration of values, emotions, coping strategies and framing. The result is an opening up of ways of understanding meat and an expansion of the solution space for radical and transformational change.« (Dr. Nadine Andrews, Climate Psychology Alliance)

»This book is an inventive contribution to the burgeoning topic of meat eating and meat alternatives in transformations towards sustainability. Minna Kanerva breaks new ground with an innovative theoretical framework for understanding the connections between social practices and discourses in ›the new meatways‹. Drawing on theories of practice, and a refreshingly broad range of theoretical resources, from critical discourse analysis to cognitive linguistics and social psychology, Kanerva explores the understandings, values and emotions at play in media discourse and online forums on meat eating and its alternatives. The book will be of interest to scholars of food, consumption, sustainability and theories of practice alike.« (Dr. Daniel Welch, Sociology, the Sustainable Consumption Institute, the University of Manchester)

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