Framing the everyday resistance in vegan lifestyle

Turgay, Tutku
Activism is an ever-changing phenomena, adapting its shape to overcome whatever changes surrounding it challenges its existence. Academic studies on social movements and activism have been developed mostly in relation with pertinent changes in the structure, both in Turkish and foreign literature. Relatively new interpretations of activism, such as lifestyle movements, tend to take place in one’s everyday life, actualizes the movement through seemingly mundane acts and choices. Veganism, categorized among lifestyle movements, is actualized through everyday choices made in line of an ethical concern towards non-human animals. In this regard, this thesis frames the everyday nature of resistance that is embodied and actualized by vegan individuals, and its place in contemporary Turkish civil society. To this end, individuals’ own accounts has been considered as source, through semi-structured interviews. With this research, ways in which their everyday life dynamics have been affected and even sometimes shaped by their decision to become vegan, consequently revealing the quality of resistance taking place in the everyday, has been examined.


From US with Love: Community Participation, Stakeholder Partnership, and the Exacerbation of Inequality in Rural Jamaica
Kuymulu, Mehmet Barış (2011-05-01)
This paper examines and argues against the neoliberal assumption that local community participation in market-based nature conservation projects is democratic and leads to community empowerment through economic development. It does so by analyzing the formation of Local Forest Management Committees, instigated by one of the largest US-based environmentalist NGOs - the Nature Conservancy - and its partnering local environmental NGOs for conserving the tropical forests of Cockpit Country, Jamaica. The paper d...
A study on social and affective dimensions of the use of assisted reproduction technology (art) by women in Turkey
Üner, Özge; Akşit, Bahattin; Department of Science and Technology Policy Studies (2004)
This thesis aims to discuss the concept of Assisted Reproduction Technology and its social and affective impacts. Women will be at the center of this research as it has been thought that emotional stressors are mostly effective on them. In the present work, an investigation will be carried out among women who have used assisted reproduction technology methods and women who are able to reproduce and conceive أnaturallyؤ. The comparison of these two groups will illuminate problematical aspects of assisted rep...
Participatory urban design: the case of düzce hope homes project
Başak, Merve; Gedikli, Bahar; Urban Design in City and Regional Planning Department (2016)
Participatory planning and design approaches were started to be discussed in the 1960s with the growth of community reactions against the top-down decision-making mechanisms, and social and environmental problems in cities that were triggered by the onset of industrialization in the 19th century. The citizens’ demand for participating in decision-making processes to shape the built environment in which they currently live or will live in the future directly/indirectly affected the role of urban designer as ...
An alternative perspective to govern globalization
Bayar, Fırat; Yurdusev, Ahmet Nuri; Department of International Relations (2005)
Along with a multiplicity of benefits, contemporary globalization is posing severe challenges upon individuals, states as well as the world community as a whole. In that context, this study puts forward the cosmopolitan social democracy (CSD) approach as an alternative perspective of global governance to minimize, even entirely eradicate the detrimental costs of globalization and thereby enable all to benefit from its positive outcomes.
Social distinction and symbolic boundaries in a globalized context : leisure spaces in İstanbul
Lortoğlu, Dilber Ceren; Mutman (Yeğenoğlu), Meyda; Department of Sociology (2003)
This study focuses on the conditions and processes that strengthen social distinctions and symbolic boundaries in society. In order to fully grasp the conditions of these processes, it is not sufficient to simply study them as they are carried out on a daily basis. Therefore in this study firstly a general overview of the matter evaluated in the context of globalization. Although a variety of means are at work in constructing social distinctions and symbolic boundaries, in this study three of them have been...
Citation Formats
T. Turgay, “Framing the everyday resistance in vegan lifestyle,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2020.