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Vol. 3 (2022): Reverting the Gaze: Resisting Humanism & Hegemony in the West

Editor's Introduction

  • Jade Crimson Rose Da Costa
  • Beatrice Anane-Bediakoh
  • Ritika Tanotra
June 13, 2022


Our third issue, Reverting the Gaze: Resisting Humanism and Hegemony in the West, combines art and academic critique to resist, revert, and refuse western humanism, covering issues from disability justice and state violence to neoliberalism and healthcare. At its core, western humanism is the mythical norm that many of us must live and die by – it is the systematic abjection, erasure, and exploitation of some forms of life in service of others; it is the pervasive idea that who “counts” are those in closest proximity to, and for the rare few, occupation of, all the imperial traits that states like Canada have rendered into conditions for life: whiteness, wealth, Christianness, ability, western-ness, masculinity, coloniality, cisness, heterosexuality, sanity, thinness; power.