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    Feminism and the abomination of violence

    Rose, Jacqueline (2016) Feminism and the abomination of violence. Cultural Critique 94 , pp. 4-25. ISSN 0882-4371.

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    Abstract

    One of the foremost tasks of feminism is the exposure of, and struggle against, violence toward women. In the twenty-first century this violence shows no sign of decreasing. In this essay the author argues that because the discourse on violence has tended to be appropriated by radical feminist thinking–violence is not only, but also exclusively, what men do to women–the question of violence, as part of psychic reality, has become something that feminism repudiates. Continuing her ongoing engagement with psychoanalysis and feminism, she explores two women thinkers who placed violence at the core of their life's work–Hannah Arendt and Melanie Klein–both of whom track the complex relation between violence in the world and in the mind. How might their understanding of violence be theorized for modern feminism?

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Jacqueline Rose
    Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 07:47
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2019 23:49
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18440

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