Vegetarianism. A blossoming field of study

  title={Vegetarianism. A blossoming field of study},
  author={Matthew B. Ruby},
The psychology of vegetarianism: Recent advances and future directions
Diet, Lifestyle, Ideology: Vegetarians in Modern Beijing
The new century saw the development of a new kind of vegetarianism in Beijing which was well fitted into local context by combining the ‘western’ vegetarianism with local Buddhism, yet the lifestyle is still non-mainstream.
Vegetarianism/Veganism: A Way to Feel Good
Previous studies have identified health, the environment and animal welfare as key motivations for becoming and remaining vegetarian/vegan. However, the idea of vegetarianism/veganism appears to have
Vegetarianism as a social identity
Vegetarianism and veganism: not only benefits but also gaps. A review
This review investigates the main reasons that lead to the choice of an increasingly common lifestyle, such as vegetarianism and veganism and the pros & cons of this choice, and discusses current knowledge about motivations for pursuing this diet, clinical benefits and limitations.
A comparison of dietarian identity profiles between vegetarians and vegans


Vegetarianism, Veganism, and Meat Avoidance: Recent Trends and Findings
The main findings of a detailed qualitative study of the motivations, beliefs and attitudes of practising vegetarians and vegans are reported. It is concluded that vegetarianism, while remaining very
Historical development of vegetarianism.
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  • Philosophy
    The American journal of clinical nutrition
  • 1994
Only as nutritional science expanded from the mid-20th century onward did vegetarianism acquire general recognition as a healthful dietary alternative, but because that alternative is still often selected for moral or other nonscientific reasons, nutritional education of vegetarians remains an essential activity.
Values and vegetarianism : an exploratory analysis
The American diet has changed substantially over the last few decades. These changes provide a test for social theory and have substantial effects on the demand for various food products, thus
Meat consumption and vegetarianism among young adults in the UK: An empirical study
This article is based on a six‐year survey of first year undergraduates and their meat consumption. The main focus is vegetarianism and the declining consumption of red meat over the past two
Eating Death
Abstract Vegetarianism has long been associated in popular imagination with pacifism and nonviolence due to the prevalence of ethical motives underlying it. If this is so ethically motivated
Values and Beliefs of Vegetarians and Omnivores
Compared with the full range of vegetarians and omnivores on right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation, human values, and consumption values, the finding suggests that individuals consume meat and embrace its symbolism in ways consistent with their self-definitions.
An in‐depth study of the attitudes to food, food consumption patterns and health of young vegetarian women (aged 15‐30) concludes that more research is required, particularly into the strict vegan section of the population.
Development of the Attitudes Toward Vegetarians Scale
Abstract Studies have explored the motivations behind the decision to become vegetarian, and have explored the well being of vegetarians. However, little research has focused on the social
New Zealand Vegetarians: At Odds with Their Nation
The ways in which “kiwi” vegetarians are disputing the dominant image of New Zealand as “clean and green” and a land of "animal lovers" are examined and how they are experiencing mainstream (meat-loving) kiwi culture in their everyday lives are examined.
Health-related beliefs and dietary practices among vegetarians and vegans: a qualitative study
It is suggested that while health motives are not necessarily the dom inant ones for the majority of this group of respondents, for many of those interviewed the per ceived health advantages represent significant ad ditional benefits of vegetarianism, benefits which complement and confirm their ethical stance.