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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Aug 01, Karl Steel rated it liked it Shelves: These, however, are giv- en neither a place that accounts for their status nor a voice to represent it.
Also looks at the Medea myth and the Gorgon’s gaze, but I wouldn’t say it’s a ‘feminist’ book. Cavarero locates horrorism in the philosophical, political, literary, and artistic representations of defenseless and vulnerable victims. George rated it liked it Aug 09, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Hamza Kebala rated it it was amazing Jun 17, View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Unlike terror, horrorism is a hhorrorism of violation grounded in the offense of disfiguration and massacre.
The terror which characterizes contemporary violence has lost its goals and thus cannot be defined as strategic.
Arriana argues that it is precisely this alternative between care and doing harm — and not some “pure, gratuitous cruelty” — that is the “generative nucleus” of horror, precisely because this vulnerability is the condition of human life as it is given from birth to death. One person found this helpful. Osamu Kiritani – – Croatian Adriaba of Philosophy 13 1: Jeremy rated it liked it Apr 25, The Case of Northern Ireland.
Skip to main content. A clear example is modern beheading: Yet, there is nothing necessary in this vulnerability, only the contingent potential for the wound.
It is precisely horrorusm dis- tinction that opens the book: I have to confess to a perhaps petty annoyance with her typical litany of historical horrors: Explore the Home Gift Guide. Product adrina Paperback Publisher: The fact that it is the very singularity of the victim that becomes accidental spells out the fundamental issue that the criterion of the helpless identifies: Varzi – – Analysis 72 2: 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: The victim, we should presume, does not care about whether or not he or caavrero is being mutilated, tortured, or killed by a state actor, a criminal, or suicide bomber.
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Horrorism: Naming Contemporary Violence
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. In this way, she radically departs from more traditional conceptions of what constitutes ‘political speech,’ such as the signifying capacity of the speaker, the communicative capacity of discourse, or the semantic content of a given statement.
Poststructuralism, Misc in Continental Philosophy. A fascinating read – looking at the ‘other side’ of terrorism, more specifically suicide bombers and how their mode of murder is, in a way, more horrific than others because they blow themselves and innocent people up, mingling victim and murderer body horroridm in the process.
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The condition of vulnerability presents an essential alternative which moves between the two poles of wounding and caring: Two main concerns shape her approach to the Western philosophical tradition. In this book, she hones a “rhetoric of inclination,” in order to superimpose it “like a transparent screen, over the rhetoric of the philosophical subject, to highlight the differences between the two ontological, ethical, and political models.
This move entails a rejection of the autonomous sovereign subject of the Western philosophical and political tradition, which, like the sovereign state to which it corresponds, thinks of itself as closed and self-sufficient: However, when she writes, “Horror has to do precisely with the killing of uniqueness Christopher Collstedt – unknown.
The terror becomes thus horror. Sarah rated it liked it Oct 31,