PETA in Havana: Meat, Globalisms, and the Practices and Politics of Consumption

Alex Li


This paper explores PETA's campaign for veganism in Havana, Cuba through Anna Tsing's notions of 'globalisms' (2005). By examining the disjunctures between PETA's homogenizing discourse surrounding meat-eating, and socially situated understandings of what meat means to Cubans in Havana, this paper suggests that that narratives that flatten space and distance often obscure the nuanced process of meaning-making amongst communities. Li looks to alternative methods that situate meaning in practice.


Globalization;Advocacy;Veganism;Food Culture

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