JBSP Online: Maria Robaszkiewicz – ‘Critical Phenomenology of Women’s Revolutions’

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Available now online, a new article for the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology by Maria Robaszkiewicz (Paderborn University).

Maria Robaszkiewicz – “Reclaiming the Public Space: Critical Phenomenology of Women’s Revolutions in Dark Times”

JBSP (Received 06 Jun 2023, Accepted 06 Sep 2023, Published online: 04 Oct 2023).

Abstract: In this paper, I focus on feminist protests (exemplary, in Argentina and Poland) defending women’s right to access to prenatal diagnostics and abortion, which I reflect upon from the perspective of Hannah Arendt’s theory of politics. After briefly referring to Arendt’s difficult relationship with feminism, linking it to the struggle of Argentinian women for legalizing abortion, I look at Arendt’s theorizing of the body in and beyond the private. I then argue for politicization of abortion as extrinsically enforced and rethink the role of the private in the context of abortion regulations and practices. In the closing section of my paper, I offer a micronarrative of the feminist street protests in Poland, and discuss it as an example of feminist revolutionary moment.

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2023.2257745

Maria Robaszkiewicz, Department of Philosophy, Paderborn University, Paderborn, Germany

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