Aphro-Ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters
DescriptionIn this lively, accessible, and provocative collection, Aph and Syl Ko provide new theoretical frameworks on race, advocacy for nonhuman animals, and feminism. Using popular culture as a point of reference for their critiques, the Ko sisters engage in groundbreaking analysis of the compartmentalized nature of contemporary social movements, present new ways of understanding interconnected oppressions, and offer conceptual ways of moving forward expressive of Afrofuturism and black veganism.
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About the Author
Aph Ko is a theorist and indie digital media producer, and founder of Black Vegans Rock, currently residing in Florida. She has a B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies and an M.A. in Communication/Media Studies. She is the co-editor of The Praxis of Justice in an Era of Black Lives Matter and served as the Associate Producer for the documentary film Always in Season.
Syl Ko studied philosophy at San Francisco State University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is currently working on a book exploring Wittgensteinian "forms of life" defenses of animal use, taking into account the racialization of the animal.