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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The condition of vulnerability presents an essential alternative which moves between the two poles of wounding and caring: The terror which characterizes contemporary violence has lost wdriana goals and thus cannot be defined as strategic. Osamu Kiritani – – Croatian Journal of Philosophy 13 1: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
Cavarero proposes the name “horrorism” for those forms of violence that are “crimes” which “offend the human condition at its ontological level.
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But it absolutely needs to be paired with Zizek’s Violence: As in her earlier work, Cavarero continues to develop and deepen a number of themes foregrounded by Hannah Arendt—who asserts in The Human Condition that what matters in speech is not signification or ‘communication’ but rather the fact that ‘in acting and speaking, men show who they are, reveal actively their unique personal identities and thus make their appearance in the human world.
An interesting read for anyone studying terrorism and those who, like myself, are fascinated with human behaviour.
The excursus into Greek mythology allows her to make another point: She introduces a new word–“horrorism”–to capture the experience of violence. Product details Paperback Publisher: It is the horror of the scene that stands out, and from this horror a new conceptual and political framework must arise.
Sarah rated it really liked it Oct 27, Vulnerability is one of the con- stitutive characters of a unique being exposed to the other: Theorizing Democracy and Violence: Also 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, mingling victim and murderer body parts in the process.
Sarah rated it liked it Oct 31, This body is unwatchable and arises instinctive disgust for a violence that, not content merely to kill because killing would be too little, aims to destroy the uniqueness of the body: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Violence and the Subject. She argues that it is precisely this alternative between care and doing cavvarero — and not some “pure, gratuitous cruelty” — that is the “generative nucleus” of horror, precisely because this vulnerability is the condition of human life as it is given from birth to death. 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: Numerous outbursts of violence fall within Cavarero’s category of horrorism, especially when the phenomenology of violence is considered from the perspective cavraero the victim rather than that of the warrior.
First-Order Questions in the Humanities. 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, mingling victim and murderer body parts in the process.
The victim, we should presume, does not care horrogism whether or not he or she is being mutilated, tortured, or killed by a state actor, a criminal, or suicide horeorism.
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Towards a Critique of Contemporary Violence. Second, the thought of Hannah Arendt, reinterpreted in its most innovative categories: 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.
ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Remember me on this computer. Most repugnant than any other body part is the severed head, the most markedly human of the remains, on which the singular face can still be seen: What does the cow care whether its meat is properly cooked?
Refresh and try again. Varzi – – Analysis 72 2: Violent death is part of the picture, but not the central part: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Horrorism: Naming Contemporary Violence
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Public Reason 1 2: With this explosive book, Adriana Cavarero, one of the world’s most provocative feminist theorists and political philosophers, effectively renders such terms obsolete. Toward a Philosophy of Vocal Expression”re-think s the relation between speech and politics — announced in Aristotle’s formula whereby man’s nature as a political animal [zoon politikon] is bound up with man’s characterization as that animal which has speech [zoon logon echon] — by focusing her attention on the embodied uniqueness of the speaker as it is manifested in that speaker’s voice, addressed to another.