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Feminist Experiences - Foucauldian and Phenomenological Investigations

Oksala, Johanna

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ISBN 10: 0810132400 / ISBN 13: 9780810132405
Published by Northwestern University
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Title: Feminist Experiences - Foucauldian and ...

Publisher: Northwestern University

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Feminist Experiences develops and defends a distinctive understanding of feminist philosophy as social critique. Feminist philosophy is essentially a political endeavor, Johanna Oksala argues, aiming to expose, analyze, and ultimately change gendered power relations. However, such an understanding of feminist philosophy raises a host of theoretical problems and paradoxes. Oksala investigates the philosophical challenges and outlines the ontological presuppositions and methodological innovations the project requires.

Drawing on conceptual tools from the thought of Michel Foucault, but also from the tradition of phenomenology, she explores the role of experience in feminist philosophy and its relationship to language and linguistic meaning. Oksala concludes by sketching a feminist ontology of the present through a critical investigation of neoliberalism and the challenges it presents to feminist theory and politics.

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Johanna Oksala is Academy of Finland research fellow in the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture, and Art Studies at the University of Helsinki in Finland. She is the author of Foucault, Politics, and Violence (Northwestern University Press, 2011).

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