The Breasted Experience: the look and the feeling by Iris Marion Young.
Sunday 5th August 2018
3-5pm in The Ragged Canteen with closing drinks to mark the end of In Whose Eyes?
The chest, the house of the heart, is an important center of a person’s being. I may locate my consciousness in my head, but my self, my existence as a solid person in the world, starts from my chest, from which I feel myself rise and radiate ( pp. 22–27; , Ch. 27). At least in Euro-American culture, it is to my chest, not my face, that I point when I signify myself. In Hindu philosophy of the body the chest is not the only center, but it has the integrative power among them (, pp. 132–135).
Catherine Long, artist and co-founder of Practice in Dialogue, leads a guided reading in the context of her own recent experience of breast cancer.