Body Movement & Ethical Responsibility for a Situation

In Living Alterities: Phenomenology, Embodiment, and Race. Albany: State University of New York Press. pp. 233-254 (2014)
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Exploring the intimate tie between body movement and space and time, Lee begins with the position that body movement generates space and time and explores the ethical implications of this responsibility for the situations one’s body movements generate. Whiteness theory has come to recognize the ethical responsibility for situations not of one’s own making and hence accountability for the results of more than one’s immediate personal conscious decisions. Because of our specific history, whites have developed a particular embodiment and body movement that generates places that can only be characterized as more comfortable and more enabling to whites.



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Emily S. Lee
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