Disentangling the domestic contract: understanding the everyday-life construction of acceptability -or non-acceptability- of keeping and killing animals for food

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU

Abstract

When we were children learning the names of animals, farm utensils and food products from picture books, talking about farming animals and related food products appeared simple. However, the intricate realities of modern-day farming practices differ momentously from this primary reference - the picture books. The topic brings about polarized responses, both rationally and emotionally, reflecting very diverse outlooks on the world. This dissertation reports on a research, set in the Netherlands and Turkey, that was designed to improve our understanding of the everyday-life construction of the acceptability -or non-acceptability- ofkeeping and killing animals for food, or in other words: to disentangle the domestic contract.

Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • van Woerkum, Cees, Promotor
  • Aarts, Noelle, Promotor
Award date30 Aug 2016
Place of PublicationWageningen
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789462578296
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • meat
  • vegetarians
  • vegetarianism
  • vegetarian diets
  • killing of animals
  • meat animals
  • meat production
  • households
  • environmental impact
  • sustainability
  • animal welfare
  • animal production
  • animal ethics
  • food
  • dairy cattle
  • beef cattle
  • pigs
  • poultry
  • broilers
  • hens

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