Vegan geographies

Dr Paul Hodge, Professor Simon Springer (University of Victoria, CAN), A/Prof Andrew McGregor (Macquarie University), Dr Ophélie Véron (Université Catholique de Louvain, FR), Dr Richard J. White (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)

Veganism as an ethics and a practice has a recorded history dating back to Antiquity. Yet, it is only recently that researchers have begun the process of formalising the study of veganism. Scholars who examine this theory and action are usually situated in sociology, history, philosophy, cultural studies or critical animal studies. The centrality and contested nature of place in the actions and discourse of animal rights activists however suggest an inherently spatial praxis. As scholars-activists identifying with veganism, we seek to underscore what geographers can contribute to our understanding of critical veganism and vegan praxis.



Hodge, P., McGregor, A., Springer, S., Veron, O., and White, R. Forthcoming. Vegan Geographies.

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Springer, S. 2019. 'Abandoning our humanity: total liberation and the political ecology of speciesism'. DOPE Magazine. Spring. Issue 5.

White R. J. and Springer, S. 2017. 'For spatial emancipation in Critical Animal Studies'. Critical Animal Studies: Towards Trans-Species Social Justice. Eds. Matsuoka A. and Sorenson, J. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.