Life and Death

ISBN-10: 0743236262

ISBN-13: 9780743236263

Edition: 2002

Authors: Andrea Dworkin

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A collection of her most incisive essays and unpublished speeches, Life and Death makes it clear why Dworkin has found her place in the canon of modern political thought. She begins here with a poignant autobiographical piece, in which she recounts with rare tenderness her childhood in Camden, New Jersey, her political odyssey, and the crushing pain of her brother's death. Lending her hand to tragic current events, or what she calls "emergencies", like the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, the Hedda Nussbaum child abuse case, and the mass murder of female students at a college in Montreal, Dworkin makes clear in her inimitable way the obvious things we stubbornly fail to notice. Finally, she guides us back to the core issues at stake in women's lives - pornography, domestic violence, rape, and prostitution - and reminds us that even after decades of feminist so-called progress, gender is an ongoing war.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 1/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
My Life as a Writer
In Memory of Nicole Brown Simpson
Living in Terror, Pain: Being a Battered Wife
The Third Rape
Gary Hart and Post-Pornography Politics
A Government of Men, Not Laws, Not Women
Portrait of a New Puritan - and a New Slaver
Free Expression in Serbian Rape/Death Camps
Beaver Talks
Mass Murder in Montreal: The Sexual Politics of Killing Women
Terror, Torture, and Resistance
Pornography Happens
Prostitution and Male Supremacy
Freedom Now: Ending Violence Against Women
Remember, Resist, Do Not Comply
Race, Sex, and Speech in Amerika
Women in the Public Domain: Sexual Harassment and Date Rape
Israel: Whose Country Is It Anyway?
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: Is Memory Male?
Acknowledgments
Index
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