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Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss

David W. McIvor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704956
eISBN:
9781501706189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704956.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Recent years have brought public mourning to the heart of American politics, as exemplified by the spread and power of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has gained force through its ... More


Conclusion: Testimonial Publics—#BlackLivesMatter and Claudia Rankine’s Citizen

Leigh Gilmore

in Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177146
eISBN:
9780231543446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177146.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The conclusion provides a discussion of embodied witness and its representation in protest, online, and in literary texts, and argues for the co-presence in testimonial networks of contemporary forms ... More


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


Street Tapes: The People’s History of Unjustified Police Force

Angela J. Aguayo

in Documentary Resistance: Social Change and Participatory Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190676216
eISBN:
9780190676254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676216.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The proliferation of screen media and the saturation of everyday life with digital culture led to dramatic shifts in public communication, challenging our sense of what it means to be a citizen in ... More


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