Vegetarianism and the Social Sciences:  A Bibliography
Note:  This bibliography includes research-based and theoretical works on the social aspects of vegetarianism.  If you know of any other such works than are listed here, please email me at dmaurer@academic-editor.com.
Amato, Paul, and Sonia Partridge.  1989.  The New Vegetarians:  Promoting Health and Protecting Life.  New York:  Plenum.
Back, Kurt, and Margaret Glasgow.  1981.  "Social Networks and Psychological Conditions in Dietary Preferences:  Gourmets and Vegetarians."  Basic and Applied Social Psychology 2:1-9.
Beardsworth, Alan, and Teresa Keil.  1992. "The Vegetarian Option:  Varieties, Conversions, Motives, and Careers."  The Sociological Review 40:253-293.
Beardsworth, Alan, and Teresa Keil.  1993.  "Contemporary Vegetarianism in the U.K.:  Challenge and Incorporation?"  Appetite 20:229-234.
Cooper, Charles, Thomas N. Wise, and Lee S. Mann.  1985.  "Psychological and Cognitive Characteristics of Vegetarians."  Psychosomatics 26(6):521-527.
Jabs, Jennifer, Carol M. Devine, and Jeffery Sobal.  1998.  "Maintaining Vegetarian Diets:  Personal Factors, Social Networks, and Environmental Resourcs."  Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research 59(4):183-189.
Jabs, Jennifer, Carol M. Devine, and Jeffery Sobal.  1998.  "Model of the Process of Becoming a Vegetarian:  Health Vegetarians and Ethical Vegetarians."  Journal of Nutrition Education30:196-202.
Jabs, Jennifer, Jeffery Sobal, and Carol M. Devine.  2000.  "Managing Vegetarianism:  Identities, Norms and Interactions."  Ecology of Food and Nutrition. 39:375-394.
Hamilton, Malcolm.  2000.  "Eating Ethically:  'Spiritual' and 'Quasi-Religious' Aspects of Vegetarianism."  Journal of Contemporary Religion 15(1):65-83.
Kim, Esther, H., Karen M. Schroeder, Robert F. Houser, Jr., and Johanna T. Dwyer.  1999.  "Two Small Surveys, 25 Years Apart, Investigating Motivations of Dietary Choice in 2 Groups of Vegetarians in the Boston Area."  Journal of the American Dietetic Association 95(5):598-601.
MacNair, Rachel.  1998.  "The Psychology of Becoming a Vegetarian."  Vegetarian Nutrition 2:96-102.
Maurer, Donna.  1995.  "Meat as a Social Problem:  Rhetorical Strategies in the Contemporary Vegetarian Literature."  Pp. 143-164 in Eating Agendas:  Food and Nutrition as Social Problems, edited by Donna Maurer and Jeffery Sobal.  Hawthorne, NY:  Aldine de Gruyter.  Click for excerpt.
Maurer, Donna.  2002.  Vegetarianism:  Movement or Moment? Philadephia:  Temple University Press.
Dietz, Thomas, Ann Stirling Frisch, Linda Lalof, Paul C. Stern, and Gregory Guagnono.  1995. "Values and Vegetarianism:  An Exploratory Analysis." Rural Sociology 60(3):533-542.
This bibliography of vegetarianism and the social sciences was created by Donna Maurer, Ph.D., author of Vegetarianism: Movement or Moment? (Temple University Press, 2002).
Maurer, Donna. 1999.  "Too Skinny or Vibrant and Healthy?: Weight Management in the Vegetarian Movement." Pp. 209-229 in Weighty Issues: Fatness and Thinness as Social Problems, edited by Jeffery Sobal and Donna Maurer.  Hawthorne, NY:  Aldine de Gruyter.
McKenzie, John. 1971.  "Profile on Vegans."  Plant Foods in Human Nutrition 2(2):79-88.
Ossipow, Lawrence.  1995. "Vegetarianism and Fatness: An Undervalued Perception of the Body."  Pp. 127-143 in The Social Aspects of Obesity, edited by I. de Garine and N. J. Pollack.  Luxembourg, Belgium: Gordon and Breach.
Delahoyde, Michael, and Susan C. Despenich. 1994. "Creating Meat-Eaters: The Child as Advertising Target."  Journal of Popular Culture 28(1):135-149.
Adams, Carol. 1991.  The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory.  New York: Continuum.
Dwyer, Johanna, Laura D.V. H. Mayer, Kathryn Dowd, Randy Frances Kandel, and Jean Mayer. 1974. "The New Vegetarians:  The Natural High?" Journal of the American Dietetic Association 65:529-536.
Dwyer, Johanna, Laura Mayer, Randy F. Kandel, and Jean Mayer.  1973. "The New Vegetarians: Who Are They?" Journal of the American Dietetic Association 62:503-509.
Fiddes, Nick. 1997. "Declining Meat: Past, Present . . . and Future Imperfect?" Pp.252-266 in Food, Health, and Identity, edited by Pat Caplan.  New York: Routledge.
Fiddes, Nick. 1991.  Meat: A Natural Symbol.  New York: Routledge.
Freeland-Graves, Jeanne H., Sue Greninger, Glenn R. Graves, and Robert K. Young.  1986.  "Health Practices, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Vegetarians and Nonvegetarians."  Journal of the American Dietetic Association 86:913-918..
Freeland-Graves, Jeanne H., Sue Greninger, and Robert K. Young.  "A Demographic and Social Profile of Age- and Sex-Matched Vegetarians and Nonvegetarians." Journal of the American Dietetic Association 86:907-913
Gvion-Rosenberg, Liora.  1990. "Why Do Vegetarian Restaurants Serve Hamburgers? Toward an Understanding of a Cuisine." Semotica 80 (1-2):61-79.
to be continued