Phenomenology, post-structuralism, and feminist theory on the concept of experience
I take it as a given that phenomenology needs feminism. There has been some excellent work by feminist theorists, some of whom I will discuss briefly in this paper, showing that the body of phenomenological work in the canon has been indelibly imprinted with a masculine orientation in its development of the constitutive categories of experience. This suggests that if the phenomenological tradition is to continue in any useful way, and avoid becoming a mere artifact in the museum of philosophical history, it needs to acknowledge and explore the ways in which it has been affected by masculine and, I would also argue, racialized and Eurocentric assumptions.
Martín Alcoff, L. (2000)., Phenomenology, post-structuralism, and feminist theory on the concept of experience, in L. Fisher & L. Embree (eds.), Feminist phenomenology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 39-56.
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