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Why it's easy being a vegetarian

Fudge, Erica (2010) Why it's easy being a vegetarian. Textual Practice, 24 (1). 149 - 166.

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Abstract

If questions about nutritional value are set aside, what purpose does the act of consuming an animal possess? I take this as my central question here because meat-eating is not just an issue of nutrition: as Derrida wrote: 'and who can be made to believe that our cultures are carnivorous because animal proteins are irreplaceable?'1 There is something else going on when an animal's flesh is consumed.