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Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food

Michaela DeSoucey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691154930
eISBN:
9781400882830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154930.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Who cares about foie gras? As it turns out, many do. In the last decade, this French delicacy—the fattened liver of ducks or geese that have been force-fed through a tube—has been at the center of ... More


Theorizing the Emergence of Activism

Kathleen M. Blee

in Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842766
eISBN:
9780199951161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842766.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces a conceptual framework for tracing trajectories of action over time that draws on four scholarly literatures. From studies of workplace task teams in organizational ... More


How Should We Treat Each Other?

Kathleen M. Blee

in Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842766
eISBN:
9780199951161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842766.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Expressions of friendship, respect, and fairness unify emerging activist groups and attract new recruits, while friction among members can fracture groups or leave activists feeling betrayed, ... More


What Can We Learn from Liver?

Michaela DeSoucey

in Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691154930
eISBN:
9781400882830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154930.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter summarizes the complex dynamics surrounding the consumption of foie gras. It discusses the history of the foie gras industry as well as its arrival and reception in the United States, ... More


Animal Rights and the Politics of Emotion: Folk Constructs of Emotions in the Animal Rights Movement

Julian McAllister Groves

in Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226303987
eISBN:
9780226304007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304007.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how social movement activists, specifically animal rights activists, talk about their feelings. The approach taken is basically that of symbolic interactionism. It looks at how ... More


Diving In, Opting Out

Alex V. Barnard

in Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698110
eISBN:
9781452954295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698110.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 2 follows the trajectories of individual freegans into the movement. It explores freegans’ gradual disillusionment with “ethical consumption,” their first exposure to waste, and the shocks to ... More


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