B is out of town but that doesn’t stop us all from recording a new episode, about Living Alterities: Phenomenology, Embodiment, and Race, edited by Emily S. Lee. Discussing two chapters from Lee – the Introduction as well as Body Movement and Responsibility for a Situation – and one from Donna-Dale L. Marcano – Race/Gender and the Philosopher’s Body – the crew explores the ways attention to embodiment through a phenomenological lens helps us think through the persistence of racism. What’s real about social construction? How much embodiment is too much embodiment? What ethical projects and provocations might arise from a phenomenological account of race? We engage these questions and more, and disagree about the extent that Lee’s phenomenology is too individualistic.
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- Living Alterities at SUNY Press
- Homepages for Emily S. Lee and Donna-Dale L. Marcano
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entries for Race and for Phenomenology
- Donna-Dale L. Marcano on The Philosophical Canon and the Role of Fanon
- 1999 issue of Radical Philosophy on race and philosophy