"Nailing Descartes to the wall": Animal Rights, Veganism and Punk Culture

Jim Donaghey, Will Boisseau

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This chapter examines the frequent overlap between punk culture and animal rights/vegan consumption habits. It is argued that this relationship is most strongly and consistently expressed, and most sensibly understood, in connection with anarchism. The research is drawn from the UK with participant observation and interviews from 2013/14.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnarchism and Animal Liberation
Subtitle of host publicationEssays on Complementary Elements of Total Liberation
EditorsAnthony J Nocella II, Richard J White, Erika Cudworth
PublisherMcFarland & Co.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4766-2132-6
ISBN (Print)978-0-7864-9457-6
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Jun 2015


  • punk
  • veganism
  • animal rights
  • animal liberation
  • culture
  • anarchism
  • politicisation
  • Consumption
  • activism


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