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In fact, the book’s main argument is that we “deeply misunderstand Cute as a sensibility when we see it merely as an infantilizing aesthetic of powerlessness.” He adds that “cute” “is above all a teasing expression of the unclarity, the uncertainty, the uncanniness … at the heart of all existence.”
May raises a good question when it comes to differentiating cuteness from the kitsch and the sweet. Cute can be inventive and shocking while kitsch oftentimes remains in the realm of nostalgia. “Kitsch tends, or at least strives, to evoke only the comforting, evicting anything painful, disquieting, or dismaying from its realm,” he writes. And sweetness is a sanitized version of cuteness, lacking the sense of the uncanny.
And though it may be surprising to associate cuteness with sadism, Ngai points out that the word “cute” is not necessarily a positive judgement. “Unlike the beautiful, which is a judgement, it’s not really clear that calling something cute is praise or criticism,” she told the Philosopher’s Zone. Cuteness is undeniably more trivial than beauty, and so it’s unlikely to become a mainstream philosophical focus. But Ngai’s work shows that it’s worth considering the judgements and feelings evoked by all those adorable cat videos.
"Humans feel affection for animals with juvenile features: large eyes, bulging craniums, retreating chins (left column). Small-eyed, long-snouted animals (right column) do not elicit the same response." —Konrad Lorenz