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ocular +‎ -centrism


ocularcentrism (uncountable)

  1. The privileging of vision over the other senses.
    • 1988, Martin Jay, “The Rise of Hermeneutics and the Crisis of Ocularcentrism”, in Poetics Today[1], volume 9, number 2, page 308:
      For despite Ellul's apparent isolation, his diatribe against vision is itself merely an instance, perhaps more blatant and apocalyptic than some others, of a now widespread excoriation of what can be called the sins of ocularcentrism.
    • 1995, Suren Lalvani, Photography, Vision, and the Production of Modern Bodies[2], SUNY Press, →ISBN, page 20:
      In phenomenology, for instance, the rejection of Cartesian ocularcentrism and the centrality of the body, are in themselves critical components for understanding the nature of social existence.
    • 2010, Keya Ganguly, Cinema, Emergence, and the Films of Satyajit Ray[3], University of California Press, →ISBN, page 226:
      Within a discursive frame that everywhere betokens the dominance of visuality, cinema is a special case wherein this ocularcentrism can be expressed, as well as negated.