The socio-cultural challenges of being a vegetarian in South Korea and the strategies to maintain it

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The socio-cultural challenges of being a vegetarian in South Korea and the strategies to maintain it

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: The socio-cultural challenges of being a vegetarian in South Korea and the strategies to maintain it
Author: Staals, Roos
Issue Date: 2018
Keywords: vegetarian
veganism
alternative lifestyle
diet in South Korea
Abstract: The vegetarian movement in Korea seems to be on the rise. From what has been a relatively small movement the past century has spiked in the last two decades. Along with the personal difficulties vegetarians and vegans often face when changing their diet, there are also social and cultural difficulties that might arise. In Korea, this is no different. This thesis looks at the socio-cultural challenges vegetarians and vegans might face in South Korea. Individual (Korean and non-Korean) experiences of what it means to be a vegetarian in Korean society are explored through a survey and other forms of anecdotes. Finally, the ways these individuals manage their alternative diet are sought out.
Supervisor: Breuker, Remco E.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Korean Studies (Bachelor)
ECTS Credits: 10
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/64601
 

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