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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It is precisely this dis- tinction that opens the book: Linguistic innova- tion becomes therefore imperative and Cavarero proposes to situate the new phenom- enon in the semantic cavxrero of horror: The omnipotent dreams of military hypertechnology and the very concept of war the regular combatants still maintain they are fighting, shine for their emptiness.

For Butler, Cavarero emphasizes, vulnerability configures a human condition in which it is the relation to the other that counts and puts to the fore an ontology of linkage and dependence. Help Center Find new research papers in: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The terror becomes thus horror.

Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam. These, however, are giv- en neither a place that accounts for their status nor a voice to represent it. Ada rated it really liked it Oct 23, We have no words to describe a form of violence that strikes everywhere, at any time, and main- ly defenceless civilians: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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The severed head of Medusa symbolizes not only the unwatchable dismemberment of the body, but also the horror of the separation of the female head from the uterus and its reproductive function, to which the patriarchal nar- rative relegates women.


Horrorism is, so to speak, a radical rejection of care — a wound inflicted precisely where care was most needed. David Rubio esquivel rated it it was amazing Jun 12, Cavarero proposes the name “horrorism” for those forms of violence that are “crimes” which “offend the human condition at its ontological level. We might save Cavarero’s analysis by imagining what cqvarero ‘horroristic’ study might make adeiana the fancy widget-maker fwm: This was not necessarily a negative outcome: This latter point, too, is key to Cavarero, as she observes that what distinguishes modern warfare from Homeric violence her paradigm is the particular suffering of the defenseless.

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Trained in ancient philosophy — with a special focus on the writings of Plato — and inspired by feminist philosopher, Luce IrigarayCavarero first drew wide attention with her book, In Spite of Platowhich pursues two interwoven themes: Osamu Kiritani – – Croatian Journal of Philosophy 13 1: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

More than circumstances, we can speak of an ongoing condition which makes vulnerability coincide with helplessness: On Violence Against Violence.

adrianna An interesting read for anyone studying terrorism and those who, like myself, are fascinated with human behaviour. With this explosive book, Adriana Cavarero, one of the world’s most provocative feminist theorists and political philosophers, effectively renders such terms obsolete.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: We use cookies to analyze and improve usability on our website. Although called infidel or miscreant, the absolute enemy loses all quality and assumes the role of anyone at all, with respect to whom the eventual faith of every singular victim–who sometimes, and certainly in modern Iraq, believes in the same god as his murderers–is just an accident” Thou Shalt Not Kill: Finally, the figure of the victim has grown global: It is the terminological constellation of horror, Cavarero argues, that we need to use in order to describe and comprehend this new form of violence.


Colin Keane rated it it was amazing Oct 30, The Muselmann, the outmost figure of almost grotesque helplessness, is paradoxically invulnerable, she signifies a stage of so extreme defencelessness that even vulnerability has been taken away from it.

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Cavarero resists the solitary abstraction of the emphatic philosophical subject as well as the volatile fragmentation of the postmodern subject and affirms instead the living uniqueness of a self that is generated through plural, concrete and corporeal relationships with other human beings.

Instead, we must overcome the perspective of the warrior and rethink the phenomenology of violence from the point of view of its victims but without falling into the rhetoric of victimization. Buy the selected items together This item: Sandra rated it really liked it Sep 02, Please take note of our privacy policy and click “OK” to hide this banner. Hamza Kebala rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Jeremy rated it liked it Apr 25, 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.