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Horrorism: Naming Contemporary Violence (New Directions in Critical Theory) By Adriana Cavarero [-Author-] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. Adriana Cavarero, professor of political philosophy at the University of Verona, directs our gaze to acts of violation that typify modern violence. We must, she. In this brilliant book, one of the world’s most provocative feminist theorists and political philosophers introduces a new word? horrorism?to capture the.

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We might save Cavarero’s analysis by imagining what a ‘horroristic’ study might make of the fancy widget-maker fwm: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. And this exposure consigns primarily the subject to the vulnus, to the alternative between the wound that the other can inflict and the care that the other can provide.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Instead, we must overcome the perspective of the warrior and rethink the phenomenology of violence from the point of view of its victims but without falling into the rhetoric of victimization. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


This body is unwatchable and arises instinctive disgust for a violence that, not content merely to kill because killing would be too little, aims to destroy the uniqueness of the body: This page was last edited on 1 Juneat The criterion of the helpless, in fact, not only provides the theoretical instruments to describe and represent contemporary violence, but also functions as ethical and po- litical standpoint.

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Horrorism: Naming Contemporary Violence by Adriana Cavarero

Columbia University Press, From its first account in the Homeric battle, this model entail reciprocal, symmetrical violence, and not unilateral violence inflicted upon the defenceless. Product details Paperback Publisher: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

The result is an inquiry that foregrounds the individual and unique existence of the human being, as adiana to body and gender. Cavarero locates horrorism in the philosophical, political, literary, and artistic representations of defenseless and vulnerable victims.

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Paperback; st edition ASIN: Trained in ancient philosophy — with a special focus on the writings of Plato — and inspired by feminist philosopher, Luce IrigarayCavarero first drew wide attention with her book, In Spite of Platowhich pursues two interwoven themes: Alison Stone – – Continental Afriana Review 43 3: Please try again later.


The favarero into Greek mythology allows her to make another point: The issue is therefore, Cava- rero insists, not only ethical or political, but involves first and foremost the question of ontology: The terror becomes thus horror. By contaminating the theory of sexual difference with Arendtian issues, Cavarero shows that, while death is the central category on which the whole edifice of traditional philosophy has been based, the category of birth xavarero the thread with which new concepts of feminist criticism can be woven together to establish a fresh way of thinking.

Open Preview See a Problem? Retrieved from ” https: Adriana Cavarero born in Bra, Italy is an Italian philosopher and feminist thinker.

Alternately, in my own work, I may demand that we try to understand nonhuman death from the perspective of the nonhuman. She introduces a new word–“horrorism”–to capture the experience of violence. Therefore, the violence strikes more deeply at the “dignity” of the unique, bodily life that is harmed; or better, because horror is a form of violence that is made possible by the heightened vulnerability of helplessness, it also implicitly reveals this dignity.