Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill.


320 Pages

ISBN 978-0-8101-4115-5

50 concepts for a critical phenomenology

Edited by

Gail Weiss, Ann Murphy, Gayle Salamon

Phenomenology, the philosophical method that seeks to uncover the taken-for-granted presuppositions, habits, and norms that structure everyday experience, is increasingly framed by ethical and political concerns. Critical phenomenology foregrounds experiences of marginalization, oppression, and power in order to identify and transform common experiences of injustice that render “the familiar” a site of oppression for many. In 50 Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology, leading scholars present fresh readings of classic phenomenological topics and introduce newer concepts developed by feminist theorists, criticalrace theorists, disability theorists, and queer and trans theorists that capture aspects of lived experience that have traditionally been neglected. By centering historically marginalized perspectives, the chapters in this book breathe new life into the phenomenological tradition and reveal its ethical, social, and political promise.

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Weiss, G. , Murphy, A. , Salamon, G. (eds) (2019). 50 concepts for a critical phenomenology, Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill.

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