Priorities for social science and humanities research on the challenges of moving beyond animal-based food systems

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dc.contributor.author Morris, Carol
dc.contributor.author Kaljonen, Minna
dc.contributor.author Aavik, Kadri
dc.contributor.author Balazs, Balint
dc.contributor.author Cole, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Coles, Ben
dc.contributor.author Efstathiu, Sophia
dc.contributor.author Fallon, Tracey
dc.contributor.author Foden, Mike
dc.contributor.author Giraud, Eva Haifa
dc.contributor.author Goodman, Mike
dc.contributor.author Kershaw, Eleanor Hadley
dc.contributor.author Helliwell, Richard
dc.contributor.author Hobson-West, Pru
dc.contributor.author Hayry, Matti
dc.contributor.author Jallinoja, Piia
dc.contributor.author Jones, Mat
dc.contributor.author Kaarlenkaski, Taija
dc.contributor.author Laihonen, Maarit
dc.contributor.author Lahteenmaki-Uutela, Anu
dc.contributor.author Kupsala, Saara
dc.contributor.author Lonkila, Annika
dc.contributor.author Martens, Lydia
dc.contributor.author McGlacken, Renelle
dc.contributor.author Mylan, Josephine
dc.contributor.author Niva, Mari
dc.contributor.author Roe, Emma
dc.contributor.author Twine, Richard
dc.contributor.author Vinnari, Markus
dc.contributor.author White, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-23T13:25:03Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-23T13:25:03Z
dc.date.issued 2021-02-03
dc.identifier.citation Morris , C , Kaljonen , M , Aavik , K , Balazs , B , Cole , M , Coles , B , Efstathiu , S , Fallon , T , Foden , M , Giraud , E H , Goodman , M , Kershaw , E H , Helliwell , R , Hobson-West , P , Hayry , M , Jallinoja , P , Jones , M , Kaarlenkaski , T , Laihonen , M , Lahteenmaki-Uutela , A , Kupsala , S , Lonkila , A , Martens , L , McGlacken , R , Mylan , J , Niva , M , Roe , E , Twine , R , Vinnari , M & White , R 2021 , ' Priorities for social science and humanities research on the challenges of moving beyond animal-based food systems ' , Humanities & social sciences communications , vol. 8 , 38 . https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-021-00714-z
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000616776500005
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-3288-7163/work/100453856
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-7028-5927/work/100455373
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-2258-8282/work/100827444
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/334571
dc.description.abstract Increasingly high-profile research is being undertaken into the socio-environmental challenges associated with the over-production and consumption of food from animals. Transforming food systems to mitigate climate change and hidden hunger, ensure food security and good health all point to reducing animal-based foods as a key lever. Moving beyond animal-based food systems is a societal grand challenge requiring coordinated international research by the social sciences and humanities. A 'selective openness' to this range of disciplines has been observed within multi-discipline research programmes designed to address societal grand challenges including those concerned with the sustainability of food systems, inhibiting the impact of social sciences and humanities. Further, existing research on animal-based foods within these disciplines is largely dispersed and focused on particular parts of food systems. Inspired by the 'Sutherland Method' this paper discusses the results of an iterative research prioritisation process carried out to enhance capacity, mutual understanding and impact amongst European social sciences and humanities researchers. The process produced 15 research questions from an initial list of 100 and classified under the following five themes: (1) debating and visioning food from animals; (2) transforming agricultural spaces; (3) framing animals as food; (4) eating practices and identities; and (5) governing transitions beyond animal-based food systems. These themes provide an important means of making connections between research questions that invite and steer research on key challenges in moving beyond animal-based food systems. The themes also propose loci for future transdisciplinary research programmes that join researchers from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities and stakeholders from beyond academia to develop cooperative research and implementation initiatives. The experiences gained from the prioritisation process draw attention to the value of spending time to discuss and collaboratively steer research enquiry into emergent and controversial matters of concern. Fundamental, ethical questions around the continuation or complete cessation of the use of animals for food was a key tension. The positioning of research towards these questions affects not only the framing of the research area but also the partners with whom the research can be carried out and for whom it may be of benefit. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Humanities & social sciences communications
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 5200 Other social sciences
dc.title Priorities for social science and humanities research on the challenges of moving beyond animal-based food systems en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization Department of Cultures
dc.contributor.organization Gender Studies
dc.contributor.organization Department of Economics and Management
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-021-00714-z
dc.relation.issn 2662-9992
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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