ABOUT

 

Photo: Alexandra Eklöf Gålmark. LG in April 2016 with Miss B adopted from Hundar utan hem. Human - Dog. Fellow prisoners of human culture, children of this Universe.

 

 

Fakta om About

Independent freelance writer/author, researcher and debater; gender history and philosophy studies (MA 1996; 2001) from Uppsala and Stockholm university. Editor of Cultural Section and Debate, The Animals' Rights Magazine 1989 - 1999. Co founder of the Stockholm Free Paper, Editor of Cultural Section, Columnist at the Metro paper 2001 - 2002, initiator and organizer of authors' visits, among others Astrid Lindgren, Eeva Kilpi, Peter Singer, Barbara Noske. Member of the Swedish Writers' Union, The Union of Journalists, The Guild of Publishers. Member of the PEN, a World Association of writers, Swedish Centre.

Her influential book Skönheter & odjur (2005 ) is the first book in Swedish to analyze the oppressive relationship between humans and the category of animals including the oppression of human groups. The book employs historical and sociological perspectives, introducing and devoloping the issues of critical animal studies in general and in relation to feminism, presenting the concepts of anthro-androcentrism, meat normativity and hyperexploitation. In her work the historical and current expression 'like 'animals'' ("som 'djur'") and the role of the animal category in Aristotle's theory in Politics are deconstructed.

Author of pioneering essays and research on Lizzy Lind af Hageby (1996; 2014), ditto in Swedish and a drama on Olympe de Gouges (2013; 2016). Reviewer of non-fiction and fiction, speaker, editor, translator, author of books on vegetarian and vegan issues, critical power perspectives on 'animal' ethics, the economic, environmental, climate crisis and feminism. Editor, author and writer at Arimneste Anima Museum.

 

 

Some interviews

 

TIDNINGEN RE:PUBLIC 2017

 

LIZZY LIND AF HAGEBY TIDNINGEN VI 2016

 

TALKING TRUTH TO POWER 2016

 

DET INHUMANA ÄR...

FEMINISTISKT PERSPEKTIV 2015

 

CORA 2009

 

MILDEN 2007

 

FÖRFATTARE PÅ ABF 2005

 

KULTURNYTT 2005

 

VEGO PÅ STAN SVD 2004

 

MANNA 2004

 

TIGER 2003

 

DARLING 2001

 

SVT MALMÖ SAMTAL OM HISTORISK AKTIVISM 2001

 

WENDELA AFTONBLADET 2001

 

TIDSKRIFT FÖR HÄLSA 2000

 

SVT INGELA AGARDH 2000

 

K-WORLD 2000

 

SVENSK BOKHANDEL RABÉN & SJÖGREN 2000

 

GÖTEBORGS-POSTEN 1999

 

ARBETAREN 1999

 

 

 

 

"Not what the text means, but how it can be reflected upon"

J.W.