Originally Posted by A Fellow Linguist
I love this thread already.
Here's a thing- lately I've been thinking about body image as an inherently objectifying concept / practice. Constructing a body image of myself is necessarily reflexive, and requires a stepping-out of my own being, so to speak. Me, outside of myself, seeing myself as object/other. I feel like this mode of engagement is only exacerbated by the way we tend to focus on appearance, to the point of disregarding anything else. Can we have a fashunz phenomenology? *** The Official Lived Experience of What I'm Wearing Today Thread ***
also I am sleep deprived.
see I dunno about this, i think construction of self is internalized, although, to some extent, your self/internalized construction is shaped by your environment (society, etc), so i see the 'stepping out' as second hand. also i think that, inherently, you can't other yourself
, as (for me at least) the key to viewing something as an 'other' is in viewing it as something distinct from how you define yourself, and you can't view things in that way without a sense of self.
Originally Posted by thewho13
I like that a lot—who is it?
Also, it took me fucking forever to get my head around this graph (it's been a while since I've looked at it, so it's making me scratch my head again).
it's carl schmitt. very underrated IMO (because of the whole nazi thing)