Feminist Phenomenology by Linda Fisher (auth.), Linda Fisher, Lester Embree (eds.)

By Linda Fisher (auth.), Linda Fisher, Lester Embree (eds.)

This quantity consists mainly of papers first awarded and mentioned on the learn Symposium on Feminist Phenomenology held November 18-19, 1994 in Delray seashore, Florida. these papers were revised and extended for ebook within the current quantity and several other essays were extra. we wish to thank greatly the entire individuals within the symposium, together with the consultation chairs and others in attendance, whose curiosity and exuberance contributed drastically. The symposium and this quantity, together with the identify for it, have been conceived of by way of Lester Embree, who additionally prepared sponsorship, neighborhood preparations, and book during the William F. Dietrich Eminent pupil Chair at Florida Atlantic college and the guts for complicated study in Phenomenology, Inc. The invitees have been determined upon together. Linda Fisher has been mainly accountable for the enhancing and the instruction of the camera-ready reproduction. Linda Fisher Lester Embree Acknowledgments The enhancing and guidance of this quantity has spanned a number of towns and continents and i'm indebted to many folks from every one place.

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On a basic level, an interaction of feminism and phenomenology could take the form of a comparative or critical analysis. Operating perhaps as a contact more than a relation as such, one example, as we saw above, would be the feminist critique of phenomenology; for instance with respect to a perceived male bias. From the perspective of a more developed interchange, rooted in certain compatible features, we can look once again to the example of experiential analysis. Phenomenology and feminism share this commitment to descriptive and experiential analysis, where the systematic examination and articulation of the nature of lived experience, along with the attendant theoretical and practical implications, functions as the basis for reflective discourse.

This motivated us to look to discourse theory, structuralism, and post-structuralism for alternative accounts of how reason is structured. Feminists also explored accounts of the so-called "others" of reason, from psychoanalysis to rhetoric and literary forms of analysis. These theories offered a means to problematize gender formations as a contingent rather than necessary system of practices and they revealed the ubiquity of gender systems operating within every other domain of social practice.

This is not about invoking a foundationalist model, but rather saying that what is structurally implicit in such interrelations is the basis of an interrelation and its philosophical articulation. ortment, Motility, and Spatiality," 144. 2 Cf. "Pregnant Embodiment: Subjectivity and Alienation," and "Breasted Experience: The Look and the Feeling," in Throwing Like a Girl and Other Essays in Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory. PHENOMENOLOGY AND FEMINISM 37 ology can be brought into relation, and what the possibilities are for such a correlation or alliance--extending, I am suggesting, beyond a conjunction to include a more fundamental correlation or integration.

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