A Vegan ‘Crisis’?

As policy-makers and consumers become more concerned about the environmental, health, and animal welfare consequences of consuming meat and animal-derived products, sweeping dietary changes are currently taking place across the globe. In the UK, worries about animal welfare, the risks associated with consuming some animal products, environmental sustainability, diet-related ill health, and lifestyle trends have… Continue reading A Vegan ‘Crisis’?

Q&A with Alasdair Cochrane on the ‘Animal Values and Sustainable Food Production’ workshop

In this Q&A, Merisa chats to Alasdair about his work on animal values and the 'Animal Values and Sustainable Food Production' workshop held at the Department of Politics, at the University of Sheffield, on the 31st January and 1st February 2017. The workshop was attended by 19 academics from the UK, Munich and Sydney. A… Continue reading Q&A with Alasdair Cochrane on the ‘Animal Values and Sustainable Food Production’ workshop

Interdisciplinary Perspectives: A Reflection

This post reflects on the politics of doing inter-disciplinary research. What kinds of obstacles does knowledge production in inter-disciplinary fashion face? Can we take the value of inter-disciplinary research for granted? Is the objective of integrative research to produce a 'smooth story' or is space retained for contestation and divergence?