Why it's easy being a vegetarian

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Abstract

If questions about nutritional value are set aside, what purpose does the act of consuming an animal possess? I take this as my central question here because meat-eating is not just an issue of nutrition: as Derrida wrote: 'and who can be made to believe that our cultures are carnivorous because animal proteins are irreplaceable?'1 There is something else going on when an animal's flesh is consumed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149 - 166
Number of pages18
JournalTextual Practice
Volume24
Issue number1
Early online date23 Nov 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • meat
  • vegetarian
  • nutrition
  • human

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