JBSP Online: Jessica Stanier – An Introduction to Engaged Phenomenology

journal update

Available now online and open access, a new article for our journal by Jessica Stanier (Wellcome Centre, University of Exeter).

Jessica Stanier – “An Introduction to Engaged Phenomenology”: JBSP (Originally published online: 29 June 2022). Open Access.

Abstract: In this article, I introduce engaged phenomenology as an approach through which phenomenologists can more explicitly and critically consider the generative conditions and implications of their research. I make an explicit link between philosophical insights from critical and generative phenomenology and the ethical and methodological insights offered by engaged research methods—a community-oriented approach to the generation of shared understanding for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders in research. The article consists of (a) a review of these respective strands of inquiry, (b) an overview and critique of mainstream qualitative methodologies in phenomenology, and (c) suggestions for those interested in working through engaged phenomenology as an approach to both theory and research praxis.

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2022.2081533

This article introduces the approach of engaged phenomenology for the upcoming BSP Annual UK Conference – ‘Engaged Phenomenology II: Explorations of Embodiment, Emotions and Sociality’ (30 August – 1 September 2022). In turn, our 2022 event builds upon the themes and contributions of our 2020 online conference ‘Engaged Phenomenology’ which inspired the first JBSP Wolfe Mays Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers (2021). We thank Stanier for articulating the approach and theme which has had a considerable impact on the BSP and our journal over the last few years. You can read more on the prize in the ‘Editor’s Introduction‘ by Keith Crome & Darian Meacham. In this edition of the JBSP, you will also find, alongside Stanier’s Introduction, both the prize winning essay (open access) and the runner-up essay. Also! Check out the Wolfe Mays Essay Prize 2022-23 on ‘Collective Memory’ – deadline 31 March 2023.

Jessica Stanier, Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, Politics Department, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

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