Feb. 8 Vanita Seth: “Faces of the Self”

Feb. 8 Vanita Seth: “Faces of the Self”

The French ban on the burqa and niqab is only one example of the primacy accorded the face in modern western societies. Professor Seth here argues that the fortunes of the face are tied to the birth of modern individuality, and that the face is both the grounds and the reflection of the modern expressive self.

Vanita Seth is an Associate Professor of Politics at UCSC.