Continuing on Alia Al-Saji’s “A Phenomenology of Hesitation: Interrupting Racializing Habits of Seeing” (2014), Maurice Merleau-Ponty's “The Spatiality of One’s Own Body and Motility" from Phenomenology of Perception (1945), Linda Martín Alcoff’s “Identity as Visible and Embodied” and “Perception" sections from Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self (2006), and ch. 1 of Alex Vitale's The End of Policing (2017).
Can we restructure our (and the police's) reactions and live with each other? We further explore the psychology of habit and Al-Saji's notion of hesitation. How does it compare to other types of heistation recommended by philosophies and religions?
We didn't make the time to go much into Vitale's book, which is excellent. You might want to listen to him talk about it himself on the Verso Books podcast.
End song: "Every Man's Burden" by Dusty Wright, as interviewed on Nakedly Examined Music #89.