On this week’s episode, we chat with recent Master’s recipient from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and current York University PhD student, Jovian Parry. Parry’s work, including “Oryx and Crake and the New Nostalgia for Meat”, “Gender and Slaughter in Popular Gastronomy” and most recently, the co-authored (with Annie Potts) “Vegan Sexuality: Challenging Heteronormative Masculinity Through Meat-Free Sex” examines the intersections of gender performance – specifically masculinity – and meat consumption. His research is particularly interested in unpacking the phenomena of the so-called “New Nostalgia” for meat, or what might be described as a “New Carnivore” movement. Parry talks with us about his work, about the “New Carnivore” movement in popular media and about the symbolic importance of meat consumption in contemporary Western masculine gender performance.
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