Of Victorians and Vegetarians: The Vegetarian Movement in Nineteenth-Century Britain (International

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  • Nineteenth-century Britain was one of the birthplaces of modern vegetarianism in the West. In 'Of Victorians and Vegetarians' James Gregory explores the relationship between this newly organized movement and wider culture and society. It evolved with a myriad of meanings and voices: partly for propagandist reasons, but also because of the varied motivations and characteristcs of vegetarians. Teetotallers, animal lovers, mystics, spiritualists and theosophists, as well as those who saw the diet as an effective and democratic medical treatment, all provided the constituents for a movement whose critics associated it with radicalism and faddism. Frequently counter-cultural, in its association with socialism and communitarianism throughout the period, vegetarianism also expressed in heightened form the already well-established values of self-help, philanthropy, thrift, Puritanism, domesticity and a belief in progress
  • Author:
    James Gregory
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    613.262094109034
    EAN:
    9781845113797
    ISBN:
    1845113799
    Label:
    Tauris Academic Studies
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $84.00
    Manufacturer:
    Tauris Academic Studies
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    328
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2007-08-15
    Publisher:
    Tauris Academic Studies
    Studio:
    Tauris Academic Studies
    Title:
    Of Victorians and Vegetarians: The Vegetarian Movement in Nineteenth-Century Britain (International Library of Historical Studies)
    Release Date:
    2007-09-18

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