Vegetarians and Vegans in America Today
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Vegetarians and Vegans in America Today

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Vegetarianism is not a diet trend, or the flavor of the month. Instead, vegetarianism is a philosophy and practice with roots in antiquity. Vegetarianism has existed for centuries in much of the world as a social movement and subculture. In the United States, this subculture has existed for more than 200 years. In this book, the Iacobbos bring this thriving subculture to l...more
Hardcover, 201 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Praeger Publishers
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Despite its appearance and semi-academic diction, this book is superficial in approach, sometimes to the point of bias. For instance the assertion: "Ironically, the animal rights movement, largely made up of vegetarians, seems to lean toward support for legal abortion, while the pro-life movement seems uninterested in supporting animal rights." [91-92]
To start, for either movement, this is a generalization without the support of statistical evidence. Secondly, it is authorial opinion that to sup...more
Decent overview, and a quick read. Nothing too in-depth, though.

The book is a compilation of information and quotes from interviews conducted by the authors.
A bit dry. I can't see anyone without a rather high interest in the portrayal of veganism bothering to finish this book to be honest.
Good collection of explanations of basic terms in Veg*nism and public opinion about them.
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