Marginalization and Experience: Phenomenological Analyses of Normality and Abnormality (MEPA)


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Funder's project number: 327185


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  • 440 000,00


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Project start date: 01/01/2020

Project end date: 31/12/2021


Summary

The research project Marginalization and Experience: Phenomenological Analyses of Normality and Abnormality (MEPA) develops a powerful new methodology for the theorization of social marginalization. Its main hypothesis is that pre-discursive affective and bodily experiences of normality and abnormality play a central role in social processes in which differences between individuals or communities are construed as antagonisms and resolved by acts of exclusion and marginalization. The project will demonstrate that affective and bodily experiences of normality and abnormality have two main functions in processes of marginalization: first, concrete acts of exclusion/inclusion are often motivated and provoked by experiences of abnormality and normality; second, the process of being systematically excluded from social interaction changes one’s pre-discursive and discursive experiences of normality in comprehensive ways.


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