Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race / Edition 1

Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race / Edition 1

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by George Yancy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742552985

ISBN-13: 9780742552982

Pub. Date: 09/26/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race understands Black embodiment within the context of white hegemony within the context of a racist, anti-Black world. George Yancy examines themes such as double consciousness, invisibility, and corporeal malediction that capture the lived reality of Black bodies under tremendous existential duress.

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Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race understands Black embodiment within the context of white hegemony within the context of a racist, anti-Black world. George Yancy examines themes such as double consciousness, invisibility, and corporeal malediction that capture the lived reality of Black bodies under tremendous existential duress. He demonstrates that the Black body is a historically lived text on which whites have inscribed their projections which speak equally forcefully to whites' own self-conceptions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742552982
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/26/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
1,176,516
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Linda Martín Alcoff
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter 1: The Elevator Effect: Black Bodies/White Bodies
Chapter 2: Whiteness: "Unseen" Things Seen
Chapter 3: The Return of the Black Body: Seven Vignettes
Chapter 4: The Agential Black Body: Resisting the Black Imago in the White Imaginary
Chapter 5: Exposing the Serious World of Whiteness through Frederick Douglass's Autobiographical Reflections
Chapter 6: Desiring Bluest Eyes, Desiring Whiteness: The Black Body as Torn Asunder
Chapter 7: Whiteness as Ambush and the Transformative Power of Vigilance
Index
About the Author

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Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally met author at th APA conference in NYC and was given permissiion to answer a critical reiview written by another professor of philosophy. I am halfway thru the book and consider the author to be more than a teacher of philosophy but also a prophet because of the current and ongoing discussions and negative comments made about Pres. Obama. I even spoke, telephonically, with the vice pres. of the publisher who assured me that they planned to publically push this work because of my valid construct pertaining to the timing of said work; actually being published a full year before the current aforementioned discussion occured.