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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We might save Cavarero’s analysis by imagining what a ‘horroristic’ study might make of the fancy widget-maker fwm: This is a concern that Cavarero, with Arendt, carries to a wider philosophical level. The issue is therefore, Cava- rero insists, not only ethical or political, but involves first and foremost the question of ontology: In the twentieth century violence spread and assumed unheard-of forms, and since September 11,it marks the global everyday life in a way that escapes the old interpretive frameworks.

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Little rated it really liked it Apr 21, Its figure is in fact the severed head of Medusa, epitome of a body dismembered, undone and disfigured, and thus attacked in its irremediable incarnated singularity. Don’t have a Kindle?

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Horrorism: Naming Contemporary Violence by Adriana Cavarero

While Jaspers rejected the idea that the German people were collective- ly guilty, he believed nonetheless that they were in some way collectively responsible for the Holocaust.


A Critique of Rectitude Square One: An interesting read for anyone studying terrorism and those who, like myself, are fascinated with human behaviour. Ships from and sold by Jupiter Gravitation.

In this brilliant book, one of the world’s most provocative feminist theorists and political philosophers introduces a new word?

I have to confess to a perhaps petty annoyance with her typical litany of historical horrors: Click here to sign up. And this extreme violence, direct- ed at nullifying human beings even more than at killing them, relies hogrorism the semantics of horror rather than that of terror.

By contaminating the theory of sexual difference with Arendtian issues, Cavarero shows adrjana, while death is the central category on which the whole edifice of traditional philosophy has been based, the category of birth provides the thread with which new concepts of feminist criticism can be woven together to establish a fresh way of thinking.

Therefore, the viewpoint of the defenceless, Cavarero argues, must be adopted exclusively: Nor does the victim care about the motivation of the agent of violence: This desire for a story, for our story to be told, becomes the guiding element in the new approach to identity. Hannah Arendt’s Reflections on Violence horrorim Power.

This horrorim not necessarily a negative outcome: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. She introduces a new word–“horrorism”–to capture the experience of violence. Added to PP index Total downloads 4of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


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If you would like to attend the event yet might require assistance, please contact Event Management. The terrorist is no regular combatant who directs its fire against other combatants, hitting civilians only by mistake: The Democratic Governance of Information Societies.

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, cavaarero victim and murderer body parts in the process. Ignasi rated it really liked it Nov 03, It is precisely this dis- tinction that opens the book: