Othering

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Abstract

In this paper I address the process that I call “othering,” a specific process of differentiation that human beings sometimes employ in relation to each other in an effort to establish a distance between them. Often this is done within an asymmetrical relation, most notably through asymmetries of power, which is why a study of othering is a crucial component of the phenomenology of oppression. This concrete phenomenology revitalized the studies already conducted by Sartre in his later work that have largely fallen into neglect. In particular I attempt to show othering cannot be adequately understood on the basis of a philosophy of autonomous individuals but must be approached in terms of an understanding of collective identities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContributions To Phenomenology
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages151-157
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameContributions To Phenomenology
Volume64
ISSN (Print)0923-9545
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1915

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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