Victims, Gender and Jouissance
Author: Victoria Grace
Master eBook ISBN10 : 020311860X
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-11860-3
No of pages : 188
eBook Price : $125.00
Originally Published : Apr 23, 2012
Victims, Gender and Jouissance presents an in-depth exploration of the concept of the victim. Victoria Grace considers how feminist authors have appropriated this concept in the history of feminist theorising of gender in the West. She offers critical readings of major theorists of victimisation from Durkheim, Girard, and Walter to Kristeva, Reineke, Baudrillard and others to identify the limitations and weaknesses of this concept, and to establish key questions for cultural and feminist theory. In bringing these theorists together, Grace draws from their disparate visions to give a richer picture of the causes of gendered violence and to discover strategies that will mitigate that violence.