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Manliga veganer: En narrativanalys om manliga veganer och maskulinitet
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to investigate the subject field of male vegans and masculinities through empirical method interviews and narrative analysis. The starting-point for this essay is animal ethics, feminist ethic vegetarianism and theories that suggest that eating meat is one part of the social construction of masculinities. The problem formulation is such as follows:

How do male vegans construct masculinity? In an attempt to answer such a question there are three problem formulations:

  • What do male vegans think about the connection between manhood and eating meat?
  • How do male vegans relate to the norms in society?
  • What do male vegans think of stereotype conceptions about vegans?

I will come to the conclusion that male vegans think that eating meat, as well as drinking beer, is one part of the social construction of masculinities. Male vegans are aware of norms in the surroundings and the strong attachment of meat normativity in the western culture. They are also conscious about the stereotype conceptions about vegans, which affect how they talk about and perform their own veganism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Sex/gender, hegemonic masculinity and manhood, culture, socialisation, internalisation, meat normativity
National Category
Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-167542OAI: diva2:486308
Subject / course
Gender research
Educational program
Freestanding course
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-01-30 Created: 2012-01-30 Last updated: 2012-01-30Bibliographically approved

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