From a politics of disgust to a politics of the body

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  • Debra Bergoffen

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https://doi.org/10.54103/2240-9599/17059

Abstract

The politics of disgust weaponizes the bodily recoil of revulsion to legitimate sexist, anti-Semitic, colonial and genocidal violence. Citing the work of neurologists, psychologists, existentialists and phenomenologists, I argue that disgust can be severed from this politics to serve a politics of the body where the repugnance of disgust is reserved for those who repudiate the humanity of our intersubjective vulnerability.

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2022-01-26

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