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    On Violence and On Violence Against Women

    £20.00
    Will public policy address these issues - and how can feminism respond, especially radicals who see violence as an expression of male sexuality and power? Jacqueline Rose is one of the world's leading feminist critics: and in her new collection of essays, she offers a provocative analysis of modern violence.
    ISBN: 9780571332717
    AuthorJacqueline Rose
    Pub Date15/04/2021
    BindingHardback
    Pages432
    Availability: In Stock

    A blazingly insightful, provocative study of violence against women from the peerless feminist critic.

    'An immense achievement.'
    JUDE KELLY CBE, founder of the Women of the World Foundation

    'Explodes the myth that violence and misogyny only happens to other women.'
    VAL McDERMID

    'Ambitious, sobering . . . this is a hugely important book.'
    LAUREN ELKIN

    Why has violence, and especially violence against women, become so much more prominent and visible across the world?

    To explore this question, Rose tracks the multiple forms of today's violence - historic and intimate, public and private - as they spread throughout our social fabric, offering a new account of violence in
    our time.

    In this provocative and incisive book, Rose casts her net wide: trans rights and #MeToo; the sexual harassment of migrant women; the trial of Oscar Pistorius; domestic violence in pandemic lockdown; the writing of Roxane Gay, Anna Burns, Hisham Matar and Han Kang.

    What obscene pleasure in violence do so many male leaders of the Western world unleash in their supporters? Is violence always gendered and if so, always in the same way? What is required of the human mind when it grants itself permission to enact violence?

    On Violence and On Violence Against Women is an agitation against injustice, a challenge to radical feminism and a formidable call to action.

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    A blazingly insightful, provocative study of violence against women from the peerless feminist critic.

    'An immense achievement.'
    JUDE KELLY CBE, founder of the Women of the World Foundation

    'Explodes the myth that violence and misogyny only happens to other women.'
    VAL McDERMID

    'Ambitious, sobering . . . this is a hugely important book.'
    LAUREN ELKIN

    Why has violence, and especially violence against women, become so much more prominent and visible across the world?

    To explore this question, Rose tracks the multiple forms of today's violence - historic and intimate, public and private - as they spread throughout our social fabric, offering a new account of violence in
    our time.

    In this provocative and incisive book, Rose casts her net wide: trans rights and #MeToo; the sexual harassment of migrant women; the trial of Oscar Pistorius; domestic violence in pandemic lockdown; the writing of Roxane Gay, Anna Burns, Hisham Matar and Han Kang.

    What obscene pleasure in violence do so many male leaders of the Western world unleash in their supporters? Is violence always gendered and if so, always in the same way? What is required of the human mind when it grants itself permission to enact violence?

    On Violence and On Violence Against Women is an agitation against injustice, a challenge to radical feminism and a formidable call to action.