(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

In quest of a new humanism : embodiment, experience and phenomenology as critical geography

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Dept. of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change (ENSPAC), Univ., Roskilde, DANEMARK


The paper aims to explore how a practice-oriented re-reading of phenomenology can contribute to a ‘new humanism’ after anti-/posthumanism. It starts from a research study on ‘The Stranger, the city and the nation’. . The purpose is to embed the subsequent philosophical discussions in their consequences for the empirical analysis of social life. The re-reading of phenomenology revolves around three issues : thinking the body as a phenomenal, lived body ; orientation and disorientation in the directions and possibilities of social life ; and the phenomenological travel along the anti-/posthumanist lane. The paper concludes with a suggestion of a ‘new humanism’ that avoids the rationalist and self-righteous claims of the old ones but maintains elements of the experiential dimension of social life, the acknowledgement of the other and the significance of human agency.


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in human geography / ISSN 0309-1325

Editor : Arnold, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 37, no1 [pp. 10-26]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



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