Refiguring the Ordinary

Refiguring the Ordinary

by Gail Weiss

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Refiguring the Ordinary by Gail Weiss

If 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.

About the Author:
Gail Weiss is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Ph.D. Program in the Human Sciences at The George Washington University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253000392
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 07/02/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 387 KB

About the Author

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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