Phenomenal Gender

Phenomenal Gender : What Transgender Experience Discloses

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Just what is gender, and what can be expected of it when dealing with identity, justice, and equality? Ephraim Das Janssen uses a phenomenological approach to challenge and dismantle the way gender is currently understood. Janssen questions ideas that have formerly been taken for granted, as individuals did during the Civil Rights movement, the women's movement, and the LGBT rights movement. In so doing he recasts the moral debate about gender and grounds his analysis in observable aspects such as clothing and social roles and how these can imply transgression and questioning. Janssen shakes the very core of gender through a deep engagement with Being and the structures that confine our contemporary more

Product details

  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253028922
  • 9780253028921

About Ephraim Das Janssen

Ephraim Das Janssen is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Chicago State more

Review quote

"Original in its reach and ambitious in scope, this book is poised to make an important contribution to Heidegger studies, to phenomenologies of the body, and to transgender studies." -Gayle Salamon, author of Assuming a Bodyshow more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsPreface1. The Question of Gender2. Gender in its Historical Situation3. Heidegger Trouble: Gendered Dasein and Embodiment4. Gender and Individuation5. Gender, Technology, and StyleBibliographyIndexshow more