Using the example of the Duncan family this article will explore the human body as an object of self-determination, a means of overcoming social boundaries, a field of racist shooting and phobic enforcement, a reference point of public outrage and the complex between sociality and corporality, but also as a tool of political vigilance and social intervention. Does a body dressed in a tunic resist the western way of life? Or is it a stereotypical outpouring of people unable to modernize? Is the body instrumentalized as a means of narrating exoticism? The bodies of the Duncan family members are an occasion for discussion in the public sphere, even today.
"The Body as a Means of Cultural Awareness and Social Intervention: The Case of Raymond Duncan and Penelope Sikelianos,"
Tête à Tête: Journal of Francophone Studies: Vol. 1, Article 18.
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