Queer Phenomenology

Queer Phenomenology
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2006-12-04
ISBN 10: 9780822339144
ISBN 13: 0822339145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Phenomenology Book Review:

Cultural theorist Sara Ahmed demonstrates how queer studies can put phenomenology to productive use by analyzing what it means for bodies to be "oriented" in space and time.

Queer Phenomenology

Queer Phenomenology
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2006-11-13
ISBN 10: 0822388073
ISBN 13: 9780822388074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Phenomenology Book Review:

In this groundbreaking work, Sara Ahmed demonstrates how queer studies can put phenomenology to productive use. Focusing on the “orientation” aspect of “sexual orientation” and the “orient” in “orientalism,” Ahmed examines what it means for bodies to be situated in space and time. Bodies take shape as they move through the world directing themselves toward or away from objects and others. Being “orientated” means feeling at home, knowing where one stands, or having certain objects within reach. Orientations affect what is proximate to the body or what can be reached. A queer phenomenology, Ahmed contends, reveals how social relations are arranged spatially, how queerness disrupts and reorders these relations by not following the accepted paths, and how a politics of disorientation puts other objects within reach, those that might, at first glance, seem awry. Ahmed proposes that a queer phenomenology might investigate not only how the concept of orientation is informed by phenomenology but also the orientation of phenomenology itself. Thus she reflects on the significance of the objects that appear—and those that do not—as signs of orientation in classic phenomenological texts such as Husserl’s Ideas. In developing a queer model of orientations, she combines readings of phenomenological texts—by Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Fanon—with insights drawn from queer studies, feminist theory, critical race theory, Marxism, and psychoanalysis. Queer Phenomenology points queer theory in bold new directions.

Queer Phenomenology

Queer Phenomenology
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Duke University Press Books
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2006-12-04
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066880298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Phenomenology Book Review:

Cultural theorist Sara Ahmed demonstrates how queer studies can put phenomenology to productive use by analyzing what it means for bodies to be "oriented" in space and time.

Queer Phenomenology in Sarah Oppenheimer's W-120301

Queer Phenomenology in Sarah Oppenheimer's W-120301
Author: Cyle Michalka Metzger
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781339029405
ISBN 13: 1339029405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Phenomenology in Sarah Oppenheimer's W-120301 Book Review:

Sarah Oppenheimer's W-120301 is an apparatus designed to generate new lines of sight within the architectural conditions of the Baltimore Museum of Art, to grant new insights into the power of architecture to shape our experiences, and to address vision as critical to our ability to understand, navigate, and disrupt those structures. The work is essentially a periscope made out of glass and aluminum with three viewing holes, not just two. The views through these three holes have been altered from the basic periscope model to give us sensations of double vision and twisted perspective as we look through each of them. Section one of this paper uses written descriptions, hand-drawn diagrams, and images to outline how each of these views is produced. The images and diagrams show that most of the material of W-120301 is hidden within the existing museum architecture, making the work one that is looked through rather than looked at. Through the apertures of W-120301, views of other people and spaces are framed by the black aluminum of the apparatus. The glass that has been carefully arranged within the interior of the work is invisible to us. Section two of this paper uses Jean-Louis Baudry and Giorgio Agamben's theories of the cinematic apparatus to explore the implications of a work of art that is not itself the focus of vision, but that is a tool for vision. Focusing on the work of art as a tool for vision puts the viewer at the center of the work, and, in doing so, W-120301 opens new possibilities for discussing how we become who we are within constructed space. The third section of this project examines the phenomenological implications W-120301 as a tool for vision has on viewers' relationship to architecture. Looking through the apertures of W-120301, our sense of spatial order and visual perception becomes skewed. We are presented with moments of double vision, we are required to look up to see an aerial perspective, and we are unable to discern whether we are engaged in direct looking or if our vision is mediated by reflective glass. Through all of these experiences, our sense of orientation becomes characterized by disorientation. The stable relationships to space we once thought we had disintegrate. Using Sara Ahmed's notion of queerness as a form of fruitful disorientation, this section argues that the disorientation produced by W-120301 is a queer sensation, and, further, this queer sensation is productive means for questioning how we become oriented in space and how our orientations shape who we become in the world.

The Queer Art of Failure

The Queer Art of Failure
Author: Judith Halberstam
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2011-09-19
ISBN 10: 0822350459
ISBN 13: 9780822350453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Queer Art of Failure Book Review:

The Queer Art of Failure is about finding alternatives - to conventional understandings of success in a heteronormative, capitalist society; to academic disciplines that confirm what is already known according to approved methods of knowing; and to cultural criticism that has extensively theorized hegemony but paid little attention to counter-hegemony. Judith Halberstam proposes "low theory" as a means of recovering ways of being and forms of knowledge not legitimized by existing systems and institutions. Low theory is derived from eccentric archives. It runs the risk of not being taken seriously. It entails a willingness to fail and to lose one's way. Tacking back and forth between high theory and low theory, high culture and low culture, Halberstam looks for the unexpected and subversive in popular culture, avant-garde performance, and queer art. She pays particular attention to animated children's films, contending that new forms of animation, especially CGI, have generated narratives filled with unexpected encounters between the childish, the transformative, and the queer. Dismantling contemporary logics of success, Halberstam demonstrates that failure sometimes offers more creative, cooperative, and surprising ways of being in the world.

Differences that Matter

Differences that Matter
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1998-11-26
ISBN 10: 9780521597616
ISBN 13: 0521597617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Differences that Matter Book Review:

Differences That Matter challenges existing ways of theorising the relationship between feminism and postmodernism which ask 'is or should feminism be modern or postmodern?' Sara Ahmed suggests that postmodernism has been allowed to dictate feminist debates and calls instead for feminist theorists to speak (back) to postmodernism, rather than simply speak on (their relationship to) it. Such a 'speaking back' involves a refusal to position postmodernism as a generalisable condition of the world and requires closer readings of what postmodernism is actually 'doing' in a variety of disciplinary contexts. Sara Ahmed hence examines constructions of postmodernism in relation to rights, ethics, subjectivity, authorship, meta-fiction and film.

50 Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology

50 Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology
Author: Gail Weiss,Gayle Salamon,Ann V. Murphy
Publsiher: Northwestern University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN 10: 0810141167
ISBN 13: 9780810141162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology Book Review:

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 Fifty Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology, leading scholars present fresh readings of classic phenomenological topics and introduce newer concepts developed by feminist theorists, critical race 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. This volume will be an invaluable resource for teaching and research in continental philosophy; feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; critical race theory; disability studies; cultural studies; and critical theory more generally.

The Mirror and the Door

The Mirror and the Door
Author: Joshua Lee Ascherman
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1059248479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mirror and the Door Book Review:

Feminist, Queer, Crip

Feminist, Queer, Crip
Author: Alison Kafer
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2013-05-16
ISBN 10: 0253009413
ISBN 13: 9780253009418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminist, Queer, Crip Book Review:

In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit. She juxtaposes theories, movements, and identities such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg theory, transgender politics, and disability that are typically discussed in isolation and envisions new possibilities for crip futures and feminist/queer/crip alliances. This bold book goes against the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a more just world.

Strange Encounters

Strange Encounters
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN 10: 1135120110
ISBN 13: 9781135120115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Encounters Book Review:

Examining the relationship between strangers, embodiment and community, Strange Encounters challenges the assumptions that the stranger is simply anybody we do not recognize and instead proposes that he or she is socially constructued as somebody we already know. Using feminist and postcolonial theory this book examines the impact of multiculturalism and globalization on embodiment and community whilst considering the ethical and political implication of its critique for post-colonial feminism. A diverse range of texts are analyzed which produce the figure of 'the stranger', showing that it has alternatively been expelled as the origin of danger - such as in neighbourhood watch, or celebrated as the origin of difference - as in multiculturalism. The author argues that both of these standpoints are problematic as they involve 'stranger fetishism'; they assume that the stranger 'has a life of its own'.

Phenomenology and Pedagogy in Physical Education

Phenomenology and Pedagogy in Physical Education
Author: Oyvind Standal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2016-01-29
ISBN 10: 1317689119
ISBN 13: 9781317689119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phenomenology and Pedagogy in Physical Education Book Review:

Phenomenology is a philosophical approach to the study of consciousness and subjective experience. In recent years it has become a more prominent element of the social scientific study of sport and a core component of the important emergent concept of physical literacy. This book is the first to offer a philosophically-sound investigation of phenomenological perspectives on pedagogy in physical education. The book argues that phenomenology offers a particularly interesting theoretical approach to physical education because of the closely embodied relationship between the knowledge object (the actions, activities and practices of movement) and the knowing subject (the pupil). Drawing on the work of key phenomenological thinkers but also exploring the implications of this work for teaching practice, the book helps to illuminate our understanding of important concepts in physical education such as practical knowledge, skill acquisition, experience and ethics. This is fascinating reading for any serious student or researcher working in physical education or the philosophy or sociology of sport.

Religious Experience and New Materialism

Religious Experience and New Materialism
Author: Joerg Rieger,Edward Waggoner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN 10: 1137568445
ISBN 13: 9781137568441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Experience and New Materialism Book Review:

In this groundbreaking volume, theologians and scholars of religion criticize and refine new materialist views, to advance debate about the role of religious experience in social and political change.

Assuming a Body

Assuming a Body
Author: Gayle Salamon
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0231149581
ISBN 13: 9780231149587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assuming a Body Book Review:

Considering questions of transgendered embodiment via phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and queer theory, Gayle Salamon advances an alternative theory of normative and non-normative gender, proving the value and vitality of trans experience for thinking embodiment.

In a Queer Time and Place

In a Queer Time and Place
Author: Judith Halberstam
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780814735848
ISBN 13: 0814735843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In a Queer Time and Place Book Review:

What is the price of a limb? A child? Ethnicity? Love? In a world that is often ruled by buyers and sellers, those things that are often considered priceless become objects to be marketed and from which to earn a profit. Ranging from black market babies to exploitative sex trade operations to the marketing of race and culture, Rethinking Commodification presents an interdisciplinary collection of writings, including legal theory, case law, and original essays to reexamine the traditional legal question: ?To commodify or not to commodify?” In this pathbreaking course reader, Martha M. Ertman and Joan C. Williams present the legal cases and theories that laid the groundwork for traditional critiques of commodification, which tend to view the process as dehumanizing because it reduces all human interactions to economic transactions. This “canonical” section is followed by a selection of original essays that present alternative views of commodification based on the concept that commodification can have diverse meanings in a variety of social contexts. When viewed in this way, the commodification debate moves beyond whether or not commodification is good or bad, and is assessed instead on the quality of the social relationships and wider context that is involved in the transaction. Rethinking Commodification contains an excellent array of contemporary issues, including intellectual property, reparations for slavery, organ transplants, and sex work; and an equally stellar array of contributors, including Richard Posner, Margaret Jane Radin, Regina Austin, and many others.

Terrorist Assemblages

Terrorist Assemblages
Author: Jasbir K. Puar
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2007-10-05
ISBN 10: 0822390442
ISBN 13: 9780822390442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terrorist Assemblages Book Review:

In this pathbreaking work, Jasbir K. Puar argues that configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity are realigning in relation to contemporary forces of securitization, counterterrorism, and nationalism. She examines how liberal politics incorporate certain queer subjects into the fold of the nation-state, through developments including the legal recognition inherent in the overturning of anti-sodomy laws and the proliferation of more mainstream representation. These incorporations have shifted many queers from their construction as figures of death (via the AIDS epidemic) to subjects tied to ideas of life and productivity (gay marriage and reproductive kinship). Puar contends, however, that this tenuous inclusion of some queer subjects depends on the production of populations of Orientalized terrorist bodies. Heteronormative ideologies that the U.S. nation-state has long relied on are now accompanied by homonormative ideologies that replicate narrow racial, class, gender, and national ideals. These “homonationalisms” are deployed to distinguish upright “properly hetero,” and now “properly homo,” U.S. patriots from perversely sexualized and racialized terrorist look-a-likes—especially Sikhs, Muslims, and Arabs—who are cordoned off for detention and deportation. Puar combines transnational feminist and queer theory, Foucauldian biopolitics, Deleuzian philosophy, and technoscience criticism, and draws from an extraordinary range of sources, including governmental texts, legal decisions, films, television, ethnographic data, queer media, and activist organizing materials and manifestos. Looking at various cultural events and phenomena, she highlights troublesome links between terrorism and sexuality: in feminist and queer responses to the Abu Ghraib photographs, in the triumphal responses to the Supreme Court’s Lawrence decision repealing anti-sodomy laws, in the measures Sikh Americans and South Asian diasporic queers take to avoid being profiled as terrorists, and in what Puar argues is a growing Islamophobia within global queer organizing.

The Promise of Happiness

The Promise of Happiness
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2010-03-16
ISBN 10: 082239278X
ISBN 13: 9780822392781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Happiness Book Review:

The Promise of Happiness is a provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy. It asks what follows when we make our desires and even our own happiness conditional on the happiness of others: “I just want you to be happy”; “I’m happy if you’re happy.” Combining philosophy and feminist cultural studies, Sara Ahmed reveals the affective and moral work performed by the “happiness duty,” the expectation that we will be made happy by taking part in that which is deemed good, and that by being happy ourselves, we will make others happy. Ahmed maintains that happiness is a promise that directs us toward certain life choices and away from others. Happiness is promised to those willing to live their lives in the right way. Ahmed draws on the intellectual history of happiness, from classical accounts of ethics as the good life, through seventeenth-century writings on affect and the passions, eighteenth-century debates on virtue and education, and nineteenth-century utilitarianism. She engages with feminist, antiracist, and queer critics who have shown how happiness is used to justify social oppression, and how challenging oppression causes unhappiness. Reading novels and films including Mrs. Dalloway, The Well of Loneliness, Bend It Like Beckham, and Children of Men, Ahmed considers the plight of the figures who challenge and are challenged by the attribution of happiness to particular objects or social ideals: the feminist killjoy, the unhappy queer, the angry black woman, and the melancholic migrant. Through her readings she raises critical questions about the moral order imposed by the injunction to be happy.

Cultural Politics of Emotion

Cultural Politics of Emotion
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN 10: 0748691154
ISBN 13: 9780748691159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Politics of Emotion Book Review:

A bold exploration of the relationship between emotions and politics, through case studies on international terrorism, asylum, migration, reconciliation and reparation. Develops a theory of how emotions work and their effects on our daily lives.

Willful Subjects

Willful Subjects
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-07-28
ISBN 10: 0822376105
ISBN 13: 9780822376101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Willful Subjects Book Review:

In Willful Subjects Sara Ahmed explores willfulness as a charge often made by some against others. One history of will is a history of attempts to eliminate willfulness from the will. Delving into philosophical and literary texts, Ahmed examines the relation between will and willfulness, ill will and good will, and the particular will and general will. Her reflections shed light on how will is embedded in a political and cultural landscape, how it is embodied, and how will and willfulness are socially mediated. Attentive to the wayward, the wandering, and the deviant, Ahmed considers how willfulness is taken up by those who have received its charge. Grounded in feminist, queer, and antiracist politics, her sui generis analysis of the willful subject, the figure who wills wrongly or wills too much, suggests that willfulness might be required to recover from the attempt at its elimination.

Bodies of Water

Bodies of Water
Author: Astrida Neimanis
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN 10: 1474275400
ISBN 13: 9781474275408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bodies of Water Book Review:

Water is the element that, more than any other, ties human beings in to the world around them – from the oceans that surround us to the water that makes up most of our bodies. Exploring the cultural and philosophical implications of this fact, Bodies of Water develops an innovative new mode of posthuman feminist phenomenology that understands our bodies as being fundamentally part of the natural world and not separate from or privileged to it. Building on the works by Luce Irigaray, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Gilles Deleuze, Astrida Neimanis's book is a landmark study that brings a new feminist perspective to bear on ideas of embodiment and ecological ethics in the posthuman critical moment.

The Phobic and the Erotic

The Phobic and the Erotic
Author: Brinda Bose,Subhabrata Bhattacharyya
Publsiher: Seagull Books London Limited
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106019091823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Phobic and the Erotic Book Review:

The first comprehensive assessment of the diverse sexual practices of India: transsexual, homosexual and heterosexual.