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“White Talk”, Discursive Violence, and Dysconscious Racism: From Vegan Consciousness to Vegan Commodity

Update: So far you have contributed $6900 to my “PhD finish” fund. Thank you so much! I have $3100 to go. We’re getting close! (My funding was not renewed and I couldn’t register for the past fall quarter. If you enjoy my work, you can contribute via Paypal, using the email address breezeharper (at) gmail (dot) com.)

Also, this is where you contributions are going to. Below is the talk I gave at Vassar College last week (October 27, 2011). It is from chapter three of my dissertation. It’s only 1/2 of what I had written. Had I chosen to use the entire chapter, that would have been a 2 hour talk.

Part I

Part II

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6 thoughts on ““White Talk”, Discursive Violence, and Dysconscious Racism: From Vegan Consciousness to Vegan Commodity

  1. So pleased to see you at my Alma mater! I am curious to know where on campus you spoke?
    Also, I was incredibly encouraged by your singing as a different way to convey knowledge I am looking at how film may be a real dimension of my dissertation or at least some facet of my community and regional planning work. Can you tell me where you came across that concept?

    • I spoke in Rockefeller, auditorium 200.

      I love singing, so I didn’t really come across the concept in any literature, until years later. I just decided to do it on my own, after listening to Sweet Honey in the Rock in 1996. This way of conveying knowledge is called “performance ethnography. ” I am sure there are other ‘scholarly’ terms for it.

      Best Breezie

  2. Breeze, I truly enjoyed this. Thought-provoking, informative (as usual).

    May I also say you looked fabulous? I love those pants you were wearing!

  3. Tabuism on said:

    Many people don’t realize that his wife, Correta Scott King and their son, Dexter Scott King are both vegan…,

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  5. Nice work Breeze! It’s nice to hear critical analysis of vegan campaigning, I don’t know about the US, but in the UK it doesn’t happen much, and when it does it’s drowned out. I find it really inspiring when people are so critical of an ethical viewpoint (dunno if that’s the right word) but still stand by it.
    I guess my big question is, do you have any reading you’d recommend on the issues you covered? I struggle with the sort of academic way of speaking, and struggled at parts of this talk, but would be really interested to hear/read more similar things.

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