Hello everyone. I just wanted to share with you that today I received my doctorate. I’m officially Dr. Amie “Breeze ” Harper. You can click on the link below to read more and download my dissertation for free on my latest blog post: http://wp.me/pzDsy-D2 . My dissertation is titled: “Vegan Consciousness and the Commodity Chain: On the Neoliberal, Afrocentric, and Decolonial Politics of ‘Cruelty-Free'” .
Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:
Today it became official: I am Dr. Amie “Breeze” Harper. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this possible.
The photo above is of me holding my baby daughter this morning with the document stating I have been awarded my PhD.
Dissertation Title: Vegan Consciousness and the Commodity Chain: On the Neoliberal, Afrocentric, and Decolonial Politics of ‘Cruelty-Free.’
In this dissertation, I analyze how neoliberal whiteness, race consciousness, decolonization, and anti-racism operate within three different vegan food guides: PETA’s Vegan Shopping Guide, Queen Afua’s Sacred Woman, and Food Empowerment Project’s Ethical Food Choices. PETA, Queen Afua, and Food Empowerment Project are all located within the landscape of vegan politics to produce “ethical” spaces across multiple scales (i.e. consciousness, the body and the home). However, these three sites represent different engagements with food commodities for achieving ethical consumption. Such differences are not so much about…
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