Cover of Gail Weiss, Ann Murphy, and Gayle Salamon's edited collection 50 Concepts for a Criticla Phenomenology. Cover is black with the contributors' names in grey and the book title in red

50 Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology

Edits: Gail Weiss, Ann V. Murphy, Gayle Salamon

Northwestern University Press, 2019

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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, 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.

The 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.

Contributors: Gail Weiss, Gayle Salamon, Ann Murphy, Duane Davis, Lisa Guenther, Lewis Gordon, John Caputo, Kris Sealey, Mark Ralkowski, Natalie Cisneros, Kyle Whyte, Robert McRuer, George Yancy, Patricia Collins, Rosalyn Diprose, Eduardo Mendieta, Alia Al-Saji, Charles Mills, Tasmin Kimoto, Debra Bergoffen, Shannon Mussett, Diane Perpich, Donald Landes, Ted Toadvine, Helen Fielding, Megan Burke, Mariana Ortega, David Morris, Moira Gatens, Shiloh Whitney, Scott Marratto, Jenny Slatman, William McBride, Elena Ruiz, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Emily Lee, Lanei Rodemeyer, Joel Reynolds, Shannon Sullivan, Jennifer McWeeny, Jack Reynolds, Linda Alcoff, Lauren Guilmette, Sarah Hansen, Axelle Karera, David Kim, Keith Whitmoyer, Perry Zurn, Nancy Holland, Dorthea Olkowski, Talia Bettcher, Kelly Oliver, Andrea Pitts

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Cover of Gail Weiss, Ann Murphy, and Gayle Salamon's edited collection 50 Concepts for a Criticla Phenomenology. Cover is black with the contributors' names in grey and the book title in red

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"Cathy Hannabach at Ideas on Fire is an outrageously talented researcher, editor, and indexer. She takes meticulous care with every detail; no aspect of a project escapes her laser-like focus, yet her sights are always trained on the big picture. It is truly a gift to be able to lean into Cathy’s wide-ranging expertise, and my work has benefited enormously from her help at all stages. She is thorough, quick, and always knows how to make things on the page just a little bit better."

Gayle Salamon, author of Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality and The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia, and co-editor of 50 Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology