A Phenomenology of Gender

Johanna Oksala

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    The article asks how phenomenology, understood as a philosophical method of investigation, can account for gender. Despite the fact that it has provided useful tools for feminist inquiry, the question remains how gender can be studied within the paradigm of a philosophy of a subject. The article explicates four different understandings of phenomenology and assesses their respective potential in terms of theorizing gender: a classical reading, a corporeal reading, an intersubjective reading and a post-phenomenological reading. It concludes by arguing that phenomenology can extend its analysis to the question of gender only if its method is radically revised.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)229-244
    Number of pages16
    JournalContinental Philosophy Review
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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