Dianna Taylor, Sexual Violence and Humiliation: A Foucauldian-Feminist Perspective (Interdisciplinary Research in Gender). London and New York: Routledge, 2020. Pp. 128.

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  • Sara Cohen Shabot University of Haifa

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Sara Cohen Shabot, University of Haifa
Sara Cohen Shabot is Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of Haifa. She has a PhD in philosophy and has specialized in phenomenology, feminist philosophy, and philosophies of the body. Her present research and publications address feminist philosophical perspectives on childbirth and the maternal embodied subject. She is the co-editor of Rethinking Feminist Phenomenology: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives, Rowman & Littlefield (2018). She has published several papers on feminist phenomenology, for instance on Beauvoir’s concept of freedom and the erotic body in Feminist Theory (2016); on the phenomenology of childbirth pain in the European Journal of Women's Studies (2015); and on obstetric violence as gender violence in Human Studies (2016, 2021), Hypatia (2018), Feminist Theory (2020), and the European Journal of Women's Studies (2020).


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Cohen Shabot, Sara, "Dogville or the Ambiguity of Oppression — A Beauvoirian Reading," Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 26:3 (2015), 142–164. https://doi.org/10.1215/10407391-3340408

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