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By Sara Ahmed | Comments: ( 795 ) | Date: ( Sep 21, 2019 )

Examining the relationship between strangers, embodiment and community, Strange Encounters challenges the assumptions that the stranger is simply anybody we do not recognize and instead proposes that he or she is socially constructued as somebody we already know Using feminist and postcolonial theory this book examines the impact of multiculturalism and globalization on eExamining the relationship between strangers, embodiment and community, Strange Encounters challenges the assumptions that the stranger is simply anybody we do not recognize and instead proposes that he or she is socially constructued as somebody we already know Using feminist and postcolonial theory this book examines the impact of multiculturalism and globalization on embodiment and community whilst considering the ethical and political implication of its critique for post colonial feminism A diverse range of texts are analyzed which produce the figure of the stranger , showing that it has alternatively been expelled as the origin of danger such as in neighbourhood watch, or celebrated as the origin of difference as in multiculturalism The author argues that both of these standpoints are problematic as they involve stranger fetishism they assume that the stranger has a life of its own.


  • Title: Strange Encounters
  • Author: Sara Ahmed
  • ISBN: 9780415201841
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Sara Ahmed

Sara Ahmed is a feminist writer, scholar, and activist Her research is concerned with how bodies and worlds take shape and how power is secured and challenged in everyday life worlds, as well as institutional cultures.



Comments Strange Encounters

  • Frank Cernik

    This is the first of four books in what Ahmed refers to as her “Affect Decade.” Strange Encounters deals primarily with, as the title implies, encounters between strangers and ‘strange others,’ and its motivating inquiry is an attempt to understand the relationship between identity and strangerness in life without assuming that the stranger has a specific ontology. Her central premise in this inquiry is that encounters are ontologically prior to ontology, and that aspects of being thus d [...]


  • Tank Green

    absolutely brilliant. really well written and really thoughtful. i really need to buy this so as i can read it cover to cover and not just pick out relevant chapters at the library, but it's so expensive! :/


  • Akemi

    Ahmed posits that before either the self or other, there is the encounter.Both self and other arise in the after image of its initiation.The self then, can be nothing more than its embodied interactions, and the other, its counter image, its double.--Ahmed also looks into the phenomenon of "stranger danger," positing that to recognise a stranger, is to already have captured (a false) Otherness into discourse.The stranger, rather than being utterly unknown, is in fact, always-already predicated o [...]


  • Ayanna Dozier

    In Strange Encounters Sara Ahmed posits a critique against ontology's relationship between subject and other, or in this case the stranger. Ahmed rightfully asserts that some bodies are already inherently marked as "strangers" because of this flawed phenomenon of seeing the "strangeness" in an individual (p. 4) as oppose to seeing individuals as potential "friends" (p. 155). Viewing a stranger or other as a friend is what Ahmed calls an "ethical encounter," a concept that she derives from the wo [...]


  • Britt

    On point.


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