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Symbolic Proximity

Rihana Face-to-Face
  • Lauriann Wade


Emmanuel Levinas says, “the face is the mark of the other’s transcendence; it exceeds his or her phenomenological existence and cannot be reduced to representation.” For a specific group of Black women then, the face of a battered Black woman renders them unable or unwilling to recognize her face, yet still feel her pain.


Black Woman Middle Class Black People Black Middle Class White Middle Class 
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