Black Bodies White Gazes

Black Bodies White Gazes

Black Bodies White Gazes

Following the deaths of Trayvon Martin and other black youths in recent years, students on campuses across America have joined professors and activists in calling for justice and increased awareness that Black Lives Matter. In this second edition of his trenchant and provocative book, George Yancy offers students the theoretical framework they crave for understanding the violence perpetrated against the Black body. Drawing from the lives of Ossie Davis, Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, and W. E. B. Du Bois, as well as his own experience, and fully updated to account for what has transpired since the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, Yancy provides an invaluable resource for students and teachers of courses in African American Studies, African American History, Philosophy of Race, and anyone else who wishes to examine what it means to be Black in America.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : George Yancy
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-11-02
Total Pages : 316 Pages
ISBN : 9781442258358


Black Bodies White Gazes

Black Bodies White Gazes

Click here to listen to George Yancy's radio interview with C. S. Soong on 'Against the Grain.' 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.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : George Yancy
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2008-09-26
Total Pages : 290 Pages
ISBN : 9780742571723


Black Bodies White Gazes

Black Bodies White Gazes

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. Yancy 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-conceptualizations.

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Genre : History
Author : George Yancy
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 265 Pages
ISBN : 0742552985


Look A White

Look A White

Look, a White! returns the problem of whiteness to white people. Prompted by Eric Holder's charge, that as Americans, we are cowards when it comes to discussing the issue of race, noted philosopher George Yancy's essays map out a structure of whiteness. He considers whiteness within the context of racial embodiment, film, pedagogy, colonialism, its "danger," and its position within the work of specific writers. Identifying the embedded and opaque ways white power and privilege operate, Yancy argues that the Black countergaze can function as a "gift" to whites in terms of seeing their own whiteness more effectively. Throughout Look, a White! Yancy pays special attention to the impact of whiteness on individuals, as well as on how the structures of whiteness limit the capacity of social actors to completely untangle the way whiteness operates, thus preventing the erasure of racism in social life.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : George Yancy
Publisher : Temple University Press
Release : 2012-05-06
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781439908556


Body Aesthetics

Body Aesthetics

The body is a rich object for aesthetic inquiry. We aesthetically assess both our own bodies and those of others, and our felt bodily experiences—as we eat, have sex, and engage in other everyday activities—have aesthetic qualities. The body, whether depicted or actively performing, features centrally in aesthetic experiences of visual art, theatre, dance and sports. Body aesthetics can be a source of delight for both the subject and the object of the gaze. But aesthetic consideration of bodies also raises acute ethical questions: the body is deeply intertwined with one's identity and sense of self, and aesthetic assessment of bodies can perpetuate oppression based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, size, and disability. Artistic and media representations shape how we see and engage with bodies, with consequences both personal and political. This volume contains sixteen original essays by contributors in philosophy, sociology, dance, disability theory, critical race studies, feminist theory, medicine, and law. Contributors take on bodily beauty, sexual attractiveness, the role of images in power relations, the distinct aesthetics of disabled bodies, the construction of national identity, the creation of compassion through bodily presence, the role of bodily style in moral comportment, and the somatic aesthetics of racialized police violence.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Sherri Irvin
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-09-06
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780191026157


Backlash

Backlash

When George Yancy penned a New York Times article entitled “Dear White America,” he knew that he was courting controversy. Here, Yancy chronicles the ensuing blowback as he seeks to understand what it was that created so much rage among so many white readers. He challenges white Americans to develop a new empathy for the African American experience.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : George Yancy
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-04-15
Total Pages : 180 Pages
ISBN : 9781538104064


White On White Black On Black

White On White Black On Black

White on White/Black on Black is a unique contribution to the philosophy of race. The text explores how 14 philosophers, 7 white and 7 black, philosophically understand the dynamics of the process of racialization.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : George Yancy
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2005-03-31
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780742568730


Christology And Whiteness

Christology And Whiteness

This book explores Christology through the lens of whiteness, addressing whiteness as a site of privilege and power within the specific context of Christology. It asks whether or not Jesus' life and work offers theological, religious and ethical resources that can address the question of contemporary forms of white privilege. The text seeks to encourage ways of thinking about whiteness theologically through the mission of Jesus. In this sense, white Christians are encouraged to reflect on how their whiteness is a site of tension in relation to their theological and religious framework. A distinguished team of contributors explore key topics including the Christology of domination, different images of Jesus and the question of identification with Jesus, and the Black Jesus in the inner city.

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Genre : Religion
Author : George Yancy
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780415699976


White Self Criticality Beyond Anti Racism

White Self Criticality Beyond Anti Racism

White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-racism powerfully emphasizes the significance of humility, vulnerability, anxiety, questions of complicity, and how being a “good white” is implicated in racial injustice. This collection sets a new precedent for critical race scholarship and critical whiteness studies to take into consideration what it means specifically to be a white problem rather than simply restrict scholarship to the problem of white privilege and white normative invisibility. Ultimately, the text challenges the contemporary rhetoric of a color-blind or color-evasive world in a discourse that is critically engaging and sophisticated, accessible, and persuasive.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : George Yancy
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2014-10-21
Total Pages : 282 Pages
ISBN : 9780739189504


Reframing The Practice Of Philosophy

Reframing The Practice Of Philosophy

Reflections by leading Latin American and African American philosophers on their identity within the field of philosophy.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : George Yancy
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2012-01-01
Total Pages : 405 Pages
ISBN : 9781438440040