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On Female Body Experience“Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays$
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Iris Marion Young

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195161922

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195161920.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Introduction
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On Female Body Experience
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Iris Marion Young (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195161920.003.0001

The introduction presents an overview of the essays included in this volume, which are presented as a set of overlapping inquiries about social meanings of female embodiment. The distinction between “female” and “feminine” experience is explained and the tradition of existential phenomenlogy is described. The essays are shown to take a feminist perspective, both as expressing sex and gender-specific female subjectivity, and as claiming that women are not as free as they ought to be.

Keywords:   embodiment, female, feminine, existential phenomenology, feminism, freedom, sex, gender

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