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Sacrificed Lives Kristeva on Women and Violence

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ISBN-10: 025321128X

ISBN-13: 9780253211286

Edition: 1997

Authors: Martha J. Reineke

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Description:

This volume elaborates a theory of sacrifice designed to explore the culture of violence. In particular, the author wants to explain why speech becomes so inadequate that acts of violence against human bodies becomes necessary, why it is more often female bodies that are the objects of violence, and why this violence is exercised against scapegoats that act as substitues for its original object.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/22/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Kristeva in Context: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Beyond
The Subject of Psychoanalysis: Death-Work and Agency
In Search of the Mother in Mimesis: From Death-Work to Sacrifice
"This is My Body": Abjection, Anorexia, and Medieval Women Mystics
"The Devils are Come Down Upon Us": Myth, History, and the Witch as Scapegoat
Life-Sentences: The Mother in the Cultural Archives of the West
Notes
References
Index