This paper was written as a final project for POLS 419 Social Movements and Political Protests with Dr. Jean Williams in the Spring of 2018. This paper aims to explore veganism within the context of social movement theory, examine the ideological boundary found at the intersection of private action and movement participation, and look at the relationship between personal and collective identity and change. First, through defining Suzanne Stagenborg’s Theories of Social Movements and Collective Action, this paper establishes veganism within the context of existent social movement theories such as collective behavior, resource mobilization, political process, synthetic approach, and new social movement theories. It then goes on to explore veganism within the frameworks of a lifestyle movement, the relationship between private action and movement participation, and the importance and implication of personal and social change. This paper then concludes with a synthesis of movement theories.
"A Vegan Exploration of Social Movement Theory,"
Paideia: Vol. 6
, Article 10.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/paideia/vol6/iss1/10