Phenomenal Gender

Phenomenal Gender

What Transgender Experience Discloses
Ephraim Das Janssen
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 09/07/2017
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-02892-1
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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 notions.

Author Bio

Ephraim Das Janssen is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Chicago State University.


“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 Body

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Table of Contents

1. The Question of Gender
2. Gender in its Historical Situation
3. Heidegger Trouble: Gendered Dasein and Embodiment
4. Gender and Individuation
5. Gender, Technology, and Style

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