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Rethinking Feminist Phenomenology: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives

by Sara Shabot and Christinia Landry Rowman & Littlefield International
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Ideal for advanced students across Philosophy, Women's Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and more, this book focuses on emerging trends in feminist phenomenology. It covers foundational feminist issues in phenomenology, feminist phenomenological methods, and applied phenomenological work on the body, politics, ethics, and performance theory.

1. Introduction: The Water We Swim In: Why Feminist Phenomenology Today?
Sara Cohen Shabot and Christinia Landry


2. Subject and Structure in Feminist Phenomenology: Re-reading Beauvoir with Butler
Beata Stawarska

3. Gender Essentialism and Eidetic Inquiry
Gayle Salamon

4. Intersectional Ambiguity and the Phenomenology of #BlackGirlJoy
Qrescent Mali Mason

5. Doing Time in a For-Profit Space: Re-negotiating Identity in the Prison-Industrial Complex
Gail Weiss


6. Towards a Feminist Phenomenological Ethics
Christinia Landry

7. Phenomenology and Politics: Injustice and Prejudices
Christina Schn++es

8. Hannah Arendt, Gender, and Political Judgment: A Phenomenological Critique
Sonia Kruks

9. Fat Temporality, Crisis Phenomenology, and the Politics of Refusal
Kristin Rodier


10. Edible Mothers, Edible Others: Breastfeeding as Ambiguity
Sara Cohen Shabot

11. On the Existential Damage of School Shootings
Anna Cook

12. Overturning Feminist Phenomenologies: Disability, Complex Embodiment, Intersectionality, and Film
Jenny Chamarette

13. Feminist Visions: Theater and Women Spectators
Lior Levy


About the Contributors

This collection not only confirms that feminist phenomenology is still relevant, but does more. The volume puts feminism and phenomenology to work in creative ways, confronting the reader with important unresolved issues uncovered by feminism and offering potential ways to address them by way of phenomenology. The sum is a crucial reflection for our challenging times.
Sara Cohen Shabot is an Assistant Professor in the Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Programme at the University of Haifa, Israel.

Christinia Landry is an Adjunct Professor in Philosophy at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.