Of hegemony and halal – A talk on the globalisation of kosher and halal meat by John Lever

[Heads-up: this blog contains some information about the specific ways through which animals are killed, focusing on both kosher/halal and Western/industrial practices] Last week, I attended a talk organised by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) on the globalisation of halal and kosher meat. Researcher John Lever (University of Huddersfield) began his… Continue reading Of hegemony and halal – A talk on the globalisation of kosher and halal meat by John Lever

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?