The Book-Club will discuss the paper “Managing Impressons: “Face-Saving” Strategies of Vegetarians and Vegans” and also provide the new book (Empty Cages by Tom Regan) for the following session.

The book club takes place on the 30th May, at 6.30pm in Cornucopia. See below for details of both the new book, and the reading material for this book club.

READING FOR THIS THIS BOOK CLUB:
“Managing Impressons: “Face-Saving” Strategies of Vegetarians and Vegans”.

Goffman’s concept of impression management, front stage/backstage, and face work are used to explain how the participants in this qualitative study engage in promoting veganism and vegetarianism to omnivores in daily interactions.

The participants often feel silenced by stereotypes, misinformation, and conflict. They believe that this persistence of stereotypes is a psychological defense mechanism by omnivores to mask feelings of guilt.
To manage this tension and present this cause in a positive light, vegetarians and vegans engage in “face-saving” techniques to protect both parties from attack and alienation. These include rejecting “in-your-face” confrontations and adopting preventative “face-saving” strategies such as avoiding confrontation, waiting for an appropriate time, focusing on health benefits, and leading by example.

Email vegansireland@gmail.com for a copy of the study.

NEW BOOK AVAILABLE TO BUY
Empty Cages: Facing the Challenges of Animal Rights (Starting Monday 3th May).

“Described by Jeffrey Masson as “the single best introduction to animal rights ever written,” this new book by Tom Regan will structure the animal rights debate for generations to come. In a style at once simple and elegant, Regan dispels the negative image of animal rights advocates perpetrated by the mass media, unmasks the fraudulent rhetoric of “humane treatment” favored by animal exploiters, and explains why existing laws function to legitimize institutional cruelty.”

More info: tomregan.info

WHERE/WHEN
Where: Cornucopia Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow St., Dublin 2
Time: 6.30-8.30pm.
When: 30th May
Price:
Free
Contact: vegansireland@gmail.com.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Every fortnight the Book-Club meets to discuss various books or other reading material. Participants will have read a selected part prior to each meeting.
Everyone will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the book. Further discussion is available on the Book Club’s Facebook Group Page.

A Book-Club is where a group of people get together to discuss a book; express their opinions and ask questions.