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Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart

Principal Lecturer in Sociology, Nottingham Trent University

Kate is a Principal Lecturer in Sociology at Nottingham Trent University. Originally a medical sociologist, for the past decade she has had a research interest in how information about food is interpreted and applied. Her current and most recent work is in the sociological study of human animal relations and in particular, looking at cultural representations of nonhuman animals. This work has covered a diverse range of subject matter, including children’s films, educational materials, television advertising and social media.

She is the co-author (with Matthew Cole) of the 2014 book 'Our Children and Other Animals: The Cultural Construction of Human-Animal Relations in Childhood' published by Routledge.

Veganism has always been more about living an ethical life than just avoiding meat and dairy

Jan 08, 2020 11:56 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

Ethical veganism has been ruled to be a philosophical belief in the UK in an employment tribunal. During a case brought by vegan Jordi Casamitjana, who claims he was sacked by the League Against Cruel Sports because of his...

Meat is masculine: how food advertising perpetuates harmful gender stereotypes

Jun 19, 2019 02:22 am UTC| Health Business

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has introduced a new rule in its advertising code which bans adverts which feature gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence. This is a...

Fast-food chains use cute animal toys to market meat to children – new vegan ranges pose a dilemma

Jan 07, 2019 12:35 pm UTC| Business

Being vegan appears to be all the rage in Britain. The news that McDonalds has launched a new plant-based Happy Meal for children based on a vegan wrap would seem to bear this idea out. McDonalds new offering is the latest...

Vegans: why they inspire fear and loathing among meat eaters

Nov 04, 2018 14:48 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Food critic William Sitwell has resigned as editor of Waitroses in-house magazine following a row over his astonishingly hostile response to a freelance journalist who proposed a series of articles on veganism. A...

Doctor Who takes an ethical stance towards alien life -- so why isn't he vegan?

Apr 11, 2017 13:33 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

Since the Doctor Who series was rebooted in 2005 the television show has consistently presented the Doctor as a moral leader, a key element of which is his respectful relationship with other species. The Doctor expresses...

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Economy

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Politics

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Donald Trump: Facebook and Twitter clamp down on misinformation on POTUS' posts

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Melania Trump: Body language expert says the First Lady's 'regal vibes' was copied from Queen Elizabeth

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Science

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Asteroids: Space rock traveling 38,880 kilometers per hour to pass by Earth this weekend

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Asteroids: NASA and University of Hawaii release footage of space rock completing fly-by past Earth

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NASA: Mysterious red rectangle in space captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

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Technology

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‘GTA Online’ summer update delivers the new Open Wheel Race Creator for fan-made circuits

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iPhone 12 could still sport a smaller display notch, here’s how

Since the first rumors that Apple is changing the design of the iPhone 12 emerged online, one of the common requests has been a smaller display notch. A recent leak seemingly suggests it is not happening, but other fans...
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