- The privileging of vision over the other senses.
1988, Martin Jay, “The Rise of Hermeneutics and the Crisis of Ocularcentrism”, in Poetics Today, 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, 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, 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.