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

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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.

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Li, Alex. 2017. “PETA in Havana: Meat, Globalisms, and the Practices and Politics of Consumption”. Radicle: Reed Anthropology Review 2 (1).


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