On Either Side of the Looking Glass: Anthropology and Double Consciousness
Sociology

On Either Side of the Looking Glass: Anthropology and Double Consciousness

Double consciousness describes the ‘sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt or pity’ (Du Bois, 1994). It is the result of one’s acculturation into a dominant discourse that ‘yields not true self-consciousness’ and supplants it with ascribed inferiority. Continue reading