Examines the lived experience of social encounters drawing on phenomenological insights.
Body/Self/Other brings together a variety of phenomenological perspectives to examine the complexity of social encounters across a range of social, political, and ethical issues. It investigates the materiality of social encounters and the habitual attitudes that structure lived experience. In particular, the contributors examine how constructions of race, gender, sexuality, criminality, and medicalized forms of subjectivity affect perception and social interaction. Grounded in practical, everyday experiences, this book provides a theoretical framework that considers the extent to which fundamental ethical obligations arise from the fact of individuals' intercorporeality and sociality.
Luna Dolezal is Lecturer in Medical Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, and author of The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body. Danielle Petherbridge is Assistant Professor of Continental Philosophy at University College Dublin, Ireland, and the author of The Critical Theory of Axel Honneth.
"By connecting phenomenology to social theory and everyday situations, this volume will appeal to those looking to understand better the complex, confusing, and often conflicting distinctions socially operative among 'bodies' of all kinds, 'selves' of multiple definitions, and 'others' taken in different ways. As such, it makes an accessible and insightful contribution to a wide range of readers, such as critical race, decolonial, and legal theorists. " — Hypatia