Refiguring the Ordinary
Edited by Gail Weiss
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Refiguring the Ordinary by Gail Weiss
Book DescriptionIf social, political, and material transformation is to have a lasting impact on individuals and society, it must be integrated within ordinary experience. Refiguring the Ordinary examines the ways in which individuals' bodies, habits, environments, and abilities function as horizons that underpin their understandings of the ordinary. These features of experience, according to Gail Weiss, are never neutral, but are always affected by gender, race, social class, ethnicity, nationality, and perceptions of bodily normality. While no two people will experience the ordinary in exactly the same way, the multiplicities, possibilities, overlaps, and limitations of day-to-day horizons are always intersubjectively constituted. Weiss turns her attention to changing the conditions and experiences of oppression from ordinary to extraordinary. This book is an impressive phenomenological, feminist reading of the complexities of human experience.M. V. Marder, University of Toronto, Feb. 2009
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253219893
(5983mm x 3971mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gail Weiss
Perspectives on Embodiment, Hardback (April 1999)
This collection of essays defy arbitrary distinctions between nature and culture and reveal the complex ways in which nature and culture interact to produce embodied subjects.
Body Images, Paperback (November 1998)» View all books by Gail Weiss
Presenting a wide-ranging discussion of the body image, this text examines the individual's immediate apprehension toward his or her body and bodily capabilities. The author gives a philosophical treatment of the role played by the body image in our everyday experience.
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Author Biography - Gail Weiss
Gail Weiss is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Human Sciences graduate program at The George Washington University. She is author of Body Images: Embodiment as Intercorporeality and co-editor of Feminist Interpretations of Merleau-Ponty.
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