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  1. Changing Race, Changing Sex: The Ethics of Self-Transformation.Cressida J. Heyes - 2006 - Journal of Social Philosophy 37 (2):266-282.
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    Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies.Cressida J. Heyes - 2007 - Oup Usa.
    The subject of normalization and its relationship to sex/gender is a major one in feminist theory; Heyes' book is unique in her masterful use of Foucault; its clarity, and its sophisticated mix of the theoretical and the anecdotal. It will appeal to feminist philosophers and theorists.
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    Line Drawings: Defining Women Through Feminist Practice.Cressida J. Heyes - 2000 - Cornell University Press.
    This is a fresh and vitally important step past stymied debate on what is arguably the most pressing issue in cross-disciplinary feminist theory.
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  4. Anaesthetics of Existence: Essays on Experience at the Edge.Cressida J. Heyes - 2020 - Duke University Press.
    “Experience” is a thoroughly political category, a social and historical product not authored by any individual. At the same time, “the personal is political,” and one's own lived experience is an important epistemic resource. In _Anaesthetics of Existence_ Cressida J. Heyes reconciles these two positions, drawing on examples of things that happen to us but are nonetheless excluded from experience. If for Foucault an “aesthetics of existence” was a project of making one's life a work of art, Heyes's “anaesthetics of (...)
     
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    The Grammar of Politics: Wittgenstein and Political Philosophy.Cressida Heyes (ed.) - 2003 - Cornell University Press.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein's work has been widely interpreted and appropriated by subsequent philosophers, as well as by scholars from areas as diverse as anthropology, cultural studies, literary theory, sociology, law, and medicine. The Grammar of Politics demonstrates the variety of ways political philosophers understand Wittgenstein's importance to their discipline and apply Wittgensteinian methods to their own projects. In her introduction, Cressida J. Heyes notes that Wittgenstein himself was skeptical of political theory, and that his philosophy does not lead naturally or inexorably (...)
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    Situating Genealogies of Terrorism.Cressida J. Heyes - 2020 - Foucault Studies 1 (28):17-24.
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    Foucault Goes to Weight Watchers.Cressida J. Heyes - 2006 - Hypatia 21 (2):126-149.
    This article argues that commercial weight-loss organizations appropriate and debase the askeses—practices of care of the self—that Michel Foucault theorized, increasing members’ capacities at the same time as they encourage participation in ever-tightening webs of power. Weight Watchers, for example, claims to promote self-knowledge, cultivate new capacities and pleasures, foster self-care in face of gendered exploitation, and encourage wisdom and flexibility. The hupomnemata of these organizations thus use asketic language to conceal their implication in normalization.
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    Dislocation and Self-Certainty. [REVIEW]Cressida J. Heyes - 2018 - Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 4 (2).
    A short critical engagement as part of a symposium on Ami Harbin's book Disorientation and Moral Life.
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  9. Identity Politics.Cressida Heyes - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  10. The Feminist Standpoint Revisited and Other Essays (Review).Cressida J. Heyes - 2002 - Hypatia 17 (2):168-170.
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    The Short and the Long of It.Cressida J. Heyes - forthcoming - Philosophy Today.
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    Making Sense of Making Sense of Intersex.Cressida J. Heyes - 2016 - Philosophy Today 60 (3):789-797.
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    Foucault Goes to Weight Watchers.Cressida J. Heyes - 2006 - Hypatia 21 (2):126-149.
    : This article argues that commercial weight-loss organizations appropriate and debase the askeses—practices of care of the self—that Michel Foucault theorized, increasing members' capacities at the same time as they encourage participation in ever-tightening webs of power. Weight Watchers, for example, claims to promote self-knowledge, cultivate new capacities and pleasures, foster self-care in face of gendered exploitation, and encourage wisdom and flexibility. The hupomnemata of these organizations thus use asketic language to conceal their implication in normalization.
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  14. Reading Transgender, Rethinking Women's Studies.Cressida J. Heyes - 2000 - National Women's Studies Association Journal 12 (2):170-180.
    Representing the best popular and scholarly contributions to transgender/ sex studies, and with their mutual concern with female-to-male sex and gender crossing (among other topics), these three books mark an important shift in scholarship on gender and sexuality. Trans studies has reached a level of autonomy and sophistication that firmly establishes it as a field with its own theoretical and political questions. Of course, connections to feminist and queer theory are still very apparent in these texts, and all three authors (...)
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    Anti‐Essentialism in Practice: Carol Gilligan and Feminist Philosophy.Cressida J. Heyes - 1997 - Hypatia 12 (3):142-163.
    Third wave anti-essentialist critique has too often been used to dismiss second wave feminist projects. I examine claims that Carol Gilligan's work is "essentialist," and argue that her recent research requires this criticism be rethought. Anti-essentialist feminist method should consist in attention to the relations of power that construct accounts of gendered identity in the course of different forms of empirical enquiry, not in rejecting any general claim about women or girls.
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    Thinking Through the Body: Yoga, Philosophy, and Physical Education.Cressida J. Heyes, Natalie Helberg & Jaclyn Rohel - 2009 - Teaching Philosophy 32 (3):263-284.
    Philosophers sometimes hope that our discipline will be transformative for students, perhaps especially when we teach so-called philosophy of the body. To that end, this article describes an experimental upper-level undergraduate course cross-listed between Philosophy and Physical Education, entitled “Thinking Through the Body: Philosophy and Yoga.” Drawing on the perspectives of professor and students, we show how a somatic practice (here, hatha yoga) and reading texts (here, primarily contemporary phenomenology) can be integrated in teaching and learning. We suggest that the (...)
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    Queering Know-How: Clinical Skill Acquisition as Ethical Practice.Cressida J. Heyes & Angela Thachuk - 2015 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 12 (2):331-341.
    Our study of queer women patients and their primary health care providers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, reveals a gap between providers’ theoretical knowledge of “cultural competency” and patients’ experience. Drawing on Patricia Benner’s Dreyfusian model of skill acquisition in nursing, we suggest that the dissonance between the anti-heteronormative principles expressed in interviews and the relative absence of skilled anti-heteronormative clinical practice can be understood as a failure to grasp the field of practice as a whole. Moving from “knowing-that” to “knowing-how” (...)
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    Cosmetic Surgery and the Televisual Makeover: A Foucauldian Feminist Reading.Cressida J. Heyes - 2007 - Feminist Media Studies 7 (1):17-32.
    I argue that the televisual cosmetic surgical makeover is usefully understood as a contemporary manifestation of normalization, in Foucault’s sense—a process of defining a population in relation to its conformity or deviance from a norm, while simultaneously generating narratives of individual authenticity. Drawing on detailed analysis of “Extreme Makeover,” I suggest that the show erases its complicity with creating homogeneous bodies by representing cosmetic surgery as enabling of personal transformation through its narratives of intrinsic motivation and authentic becoming, and its (...)
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    Diagnosing Culture: Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Cosmetic Surgery.Cressida J. Heyes - 2009 - Body and Society 15 (4):73-93.
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  20. Recognition, Responsibility, and Rights: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory.Heidi Grasswick, Cressida J. Heyes, Cheryl L. Hughes, Alison M. Jaggar, Marìa Pìa Lara, Bonnie Mann, Norah Martin, Diana Tietjens Meyers, Kate Parsons, Misha Strauss, Margaret Urban Walker, Abby Wilkerson & IrisMarion Young - 2002 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This collection of papers by prominent feminist thinkers advances the positive feminist project of remapping the moral by developing theory that acknowledges the diversity of women.
     
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    Philosophy and Gender.Cressida J. Heyes (ed.) - 2011 - Routledge.
    How are ‘philosophy’ and ‘gender’ implicated? Throughout history, philosophers—mostly men, though with more women among their number than is sometimes supposed—have often sought to specify and justify the proper roles of women and men, and to explore the political consequences of sexual difference. The last forty years, however, have seen a dramatic explosion of critical thinking about how philosophy is a gendered discipline; there has also been an abundance of philosophical work that uses gender as a central analytic category. In (...)
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    Teaching Wollstonecraft’s Maria, Or the Wrongs of Woman.Cressida Heyes - 2000 - Teaching Philosophy 23 (2):111-125.
    How should scholars and teachers of feminist philosophy understand Wollstonecraft’s work “Maria, Or the Wrongs of Woman”? This paper contends that Wollstonecraft’s work has received far too little attention, that the work is her most sophisticated statement on women’s oppression, and that it can be used as a springboard for approaching contemporary feminist questions while simultaneously supplying these questions a historical context. In putting forward these positions, the paper provides four compelling reasons for including “Maria” in courses on feminism and (...)
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    Two Kinds of Awareness: Foucault, the Will, and Freedom in Somatic Practice.Cressida J. Heyes - 2018 - Human Studies 41 (4):527-544.
    This essay identifies two kinds of awareness of one’s body that occur in a variety of literatures: awareness as psychologically or spiritually enabling or therapeutic, and awareness as undesirable self-consciousness of the body. Drawing on Foucault’s account of normalizing judgment, it argues that these two forms of awareness are impossible to separate, if that separation is into authentic versus extrinsic somatic experience. Nonetheless, awareness is an important component of embodied freedom, but a freedom understood with Spinoza and Nietzsche as grounded (...)
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    Between Disciplinary Power and Care of the Self: A Dialogue on Foucault and the Psychological Sciences.Cressida Heyes & Chloe Taylor - 2010 - Phaenex 5 (2):179-209.
    A Dialogue on Foucault and the Psychological Sciences.
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    Gender, Bodies, Freedom: Feminist Philosophy Across Traditions.Cressida J. Heyes - 2006 - Constellations 13 (4):573-582.
  26. Sonia Kruks, Retrieving Experience: Subjectivity and Recognition in Feminist Politics Reviewed By.Cressida Heyes - 2001 - Philosophy in Review 21 (5):346-349.
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    Symposium on Cressida Heyes's Self‐Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies: Ressentiment, Agency, Freedom: Reflecting on Responses to Self‐Transformations.Cressida J. Heyes - 2010 - Hypatia 25 (1):229-233.
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    Book Review: Nancy C. M. Hartsock. The Feminist Standpoint Revisited and Other Essays. Boulder: Westview, 1998. [REVIEW]Cressida J. Heyes - 2002 - Hypatia 17 (2):168-170.
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    Review of Eric Plemons, The Look of a Woman: Facial Feminization Surgery and the Aims of Trans-Medicine. [REVIEW]Cressida J. Heyes - 2018 - American Journal of Bioethics 18 (6):W1-W2.
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  30. Iris Marion Young, Intersecting Voices: Dilemmas of Gender, Political Philosophy, and Policy Reviewed By.Cressida J. Heyes - 1999 - Philosophy in Review 19 (1):75-77.
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    Changing the Subject.Cressida J. Heyes & Michael McGarry - 2011 - Foucault Studies 12:113-123.
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  32. Christine Overall, A Feminist I: Reflections From Academia Reviewed By.Cressida Heyes - 1999 - Philosophy in Review 19 (5):365-367.
  33. Ludwig Nagl and Chantal Mouffe, Eds., The Legacy of Wittgenstein: Pragmatism or Deconstruction Reviewed By.Cressida J. Heyes - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23 (5):353-356.
     
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    Foucault Studies Special Issue: Foucault and Feminism, September 2013.Cressida J. Heyes - 2013 - Foucault Studies 16:3-14.
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    Ressentiment , Agency, Freedom: Reflecting on Responses to Self-Transformations. [REVIEW]Cressida J. Heyes - 2010 - Hypatia 25 (1):229 - 233.
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    Review of C. G. Prado (Ed.), Foucault's Legacy[REVIEW]Cressida J. Heyes - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (8).
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  37. Christine Overall, A Feminist I: Reflections From Academia. [REVIEW]Cressida Heyes - 1999 - Philosophy in Review 19:365-367.
  38. Philosophy and Gender: Critical Concepts in Philosophy.Cressida J. Heyes (ed.) - 2012 - Routledge.
    v. 1. "Gender" and "Philosophy": contested terms -- v. 2. Gender and the history of philosophy -- v. 3. Knowledge and reality -- v. 4. Values and society.
     
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  39. Recognition, Responsibility, and Rights: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory.Iris Marion Young, Diana T. Meyers, Misha Strauss, Cressida Heyes, Kate Parsons & Heidi E. Grasswick - 2002 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In the words of Catharine MacKinnon, "a woman is not yet a name for a way of being human." In other words, women are still excluded, as authors and agents, from identifying what it is to be human and what therefore violates the dignity and integrity of humans. Recognition, Responsibility, and Rights is written in response to that failure. This collection of essays by prominent feminist thinkers advances the positive feminist project of remapping the moral landscape by developing theory that (...)
     
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