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White Embodied Gazing, the Black Body as Disgust, and the Aesthetics of Un-Suturing

George Yancy

in Body Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198716778
eISBN:
9780191785351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716778.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter theorizes Black body aesthetics through the lens of the white gaze, which is parasitic upon the construction of the Black body as ersatz, disgusting, and ontologically problematic. The ... More


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