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Racialised beauty: Toni Morr ison’s The Bluest Eye

@inproceedings{Sugiharti2010RacialisedBT,
  title={Racialised beauty: Toni Morr ison’s The Bluest Eye},
  author={Esti Sugiharti},
  year={2010}
}
The Bluest Eye is Morrison’s first novel published in 1970. In the novel, Morrison challenges Western standards of beauty and demonstrates that the concept of beauty is sociall y constructed. Morrison also recognises that if whiteness is used as a standard of beauty or anything else, then the value of blackness is diminished and this novel works to subvert that tendency. In demonstrating pride in being black, this writer does not simply portray positive images of blackness. Instead, she focuses… 

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