Feminist Experiences: Foucauldian and Phenomenological Investigations

2016.06.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Johanna Oksala, Feminist Experiences: Foucauldian and Phenomenological Investigations, Northwestern University Press, 2016,
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2016.06.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Johanna Oksala, Feminist Experiences: Foucauldian and Phenomenological Investigations, Northwestern University Press, 2016, 189pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780810132405. Reviewed by  Ladelle McWhorter, University of Richmond This book has the clarity of style and the systematic and careful scholarship that readers have come to expect from Johanna Oksala. It also has remarkable breadth, engaging a wide range of feminist, phenomenological, and post-structuralist texts and weaving disparate ideas together in new and illuminating ways. The book's general thesis is that feminist theory needs to be phenomenological -- that is, it needs to address and build upon experience but also to take a transcendental perspective on that experience. Oksala is, of course, quite aware of feminist critiques of both these claims. She describes the ways in which early Second Wave feminists used personal experience aggregated and. . .

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