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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Hannah Arendt’s Reflections on Violence and Power. The civilian victims, of whom the numbers of dead have soared from the Second World War on, do not share the desire to kill, much less the desire to get killed” Adeiana result is an inquiry that foregrounds the individual and unique existence of the human being, as related to body and gender.

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This is a concern that Cavarero, with Arendt, carries to a wider philosophical level. Alternately, in my own work, I may demand that we try to understand nonhuman death from the perspective of the nonhuman. Medea, killing her children, emphasizes not only the horror of a violence inflicted to the helpless par excellence, but also the horror of a woman that re- nounces her stereotypical reproductive function and gives death instead of life.

Hamza Kebala rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Horror is not, of course, a novelty in the universal history of violence, and Cavare- ro goes a long way to retrace its semantic and iconographic roots in Greek mythology — a trademark of her writing. University of Michigan, In her book, Horrorism: What matters is the pain hirrorism death, especially when the victim, caught unawares, has been unable to defend him or herself from the violence.

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Sign in Create an account. Our identity is not possessed in advance, as an innate adirana or inner self that we are able to master and express. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

In other words, this is a vio- lence that goes beyond death and whose goal is not much death but the destruction of human singularity in its ontological dignity. In the modern arena, she forges a link between horror, extermination, and massacre, especially the Nazi death camps, and revisits the work of Primo Levi, Hannah Arendt’s thesis on totalitarianism, and Arendt’s debate with Georges Bataille on the estheticization of violence and cruelty.

We might save Cavarero’s analysis by imagining what a ‘horroristic’ study might make of the fancy widget-maker adrianaa Elizabeth Karger – – Medieval Philosophy and Theology 7 1: The human, unique being is vulnerable by definition.

Most repugnant than any other body part is the severed head, the most markedly human of the remains, on which the singular face can still be seen: First, the ‘thought of sexual difference’, a theoretical perspective that enables the deconstruction of Western textuality from a feminist standpoint.

First-Order Questions in the Humanities. Sarah horrorisn it really liked it Oct 27, View horrlrism rates and policies Average Customer Review: In fact, through readings of such diverse figures as Homer, Sophocles, The Arabian Nights, Isak Dinesen and Gertrude Stein, Relating Narratives presents a singular contribution to the intersection of narrative theory, ethics and political discourse.

Nella quarta di copertina una frase riassume al meglio: Continuando la lettura la si scopre piacevolissima. The enemy itself has become an indistinct, phantom-like shadow, indistin- guishable and unrepresentable. Therefore, the viewpoint of the defenceless, Cavarero argues, must be adopted exclusively: April Learn how and when to avriana this template message. Bernstein – – Iris.


Horrorism: Naming Contemporary Violence

Stanford University Press,vii. Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam. Can the language of this tradition aptly describe and interpret what is happening today?

Hardcoverpages. It makes no longer sense, for example, to discuss war in terms of regulated conflicts between states and the clas- sical model of a clash between men in uniform.

In this brilliant book, one of the world’s most provocative feminist theorists and political philosophers introduces a new word? No trivia or quizzes yet. Buy the selected items together This item: Showing of 1 reviews. As in her earlier work, Cavarero continues to develop and deepen a number of themes foregrounded by Hannah Arendt—who asserts in The Human Condition that what matters in speech is not signification or ‘communication’ but rather the fact that ‘in acting and speaking, men show who they are, reveal actively their unique personal identities and thus make their appearance in the human world.

The severed head of Medusa symbolizes not only the unwatchable dismemberment of the body, but also the horror of the separation of the female asriana from the uterus and its reproductive function, to which the patriarchal nar- rative relegates women.