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Emily S. Lee is Professor of Philosophy at California State University at Fullerton. Her research interests include feminist philosophy, philosophy of race and phenomenology, especially the works of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. She is editor of Living Alterities: Phenomenology, Embodiment, and Race (2014).
1. A People Yet to Come: ‘People of Color’ Reconsidered, Boram Jeong
2. Multiplicitous Selves as Being-between-Worlds and Being-in-Worlds, Mariana Ortega
3. The Intersections of Race, Gender, and Criminality: A Black Women's Phenomenological Account, Shaeeda A. Mensah
4. The Veil, Race, and Appearance: A Political Phenomenology, Hourya Bentouhami
5. Challenging Conceptions of the ‘Normal’ Subject in Phenomenology, Christine Wieseler
6. Social Psychology, Phenomenology, and the Indeterminate Content of Unreflective Racial Bias, Alex Madva
7. A Phenomenology of Seeing and Affect in a Polarized Climate, Emily S. Lee
8. Race Consciousness, Phenomenologically Understood, Lewis Gordon
9. The Black Body: A Phenomenology of Being Stopped, George Yancy
10. The Phenomenology of White Identity, Linda Martin Alcoff
11. Seeing Like a Cop: A Critical Phenomenology of Whiteness as Property, Lisa Guenther
12. Becoming White: White Children and the Erasure of Black Suffering, Shannon Sullivan
As a collection, Race as Phenomena should prove to be a valuable resource for both scholars and students interested in philosophy of race.— Simone de Beauvoir Studies
Race as Phenomena is an accessible collection of reflections on concrete and theoretical aspects of race in the current post post-racial moment. The shared phenomenological approach encompasses experiences and identities of white, Asian, Latinx, and Black Americans, as well as Muslim feminism. The combined perspective is engaging and insightful.
— Naomi Zack, Lehman College, CUNY
Race as Phenomena is a vital contribution to a growing field. Du Bois once complained that social theorists too often prize abstractions over what he called “the hot reality of real life.” The contributors to this valuable collection avoid that mistake while also suggesting the remarkable promise of phenomenological approaches to philosophical race theory. Professor Lee is to be commended!
— Paul C. Taylor, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and department chair, Vanderbilt University
Lee’s anthology gathers a range of fascinating thinkers on topics that integrate phenomenological approaches with a broad range of topics. From essays on the veil, people of color, state violence against Black women, and on Blackness and whiteness, this volume is sure to interest scholars, students, and lay readers in philosophy, race studies, and feminist theory.
— Falguni A. Sheth, Associate Professor, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Emory University
The pieces collected in Race as Phenomena vary significantly in tone, character and in terms of their balance between description and analysis. But this unevenness is no weakness. It reflects the method and intentions of the authors and the editor, and is the basis of its value. In every chapter, there are stimulating and original insights which resource our understanding of how ‘race’ operates and is experienced. — Process North