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Horrorism : naming contemporary violence

Author: Adriana Cavarero
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, 2011.
Series: New directions in critical theory; New directions in critical theory.
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Words like 'terrorism' and 'war' are no longer capable of encompassing the scope of cntemporary violence. With this book, Cavarero effectively renders such terms obsolete. She introduces a new word, 'horrorism', to capture the experience of violence.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adriana Cavarero
ISBN: 9780231144575 0231144571
OCLC Number: 656768892
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: viii, 154 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Etymologies :"Terror" ; or, on surviving --
Entymologies : "Horror" ; or, on dismembering --
On war --
The howl of Medusa --
The vulnerability of the helpless --
The crime of Medea --
Horrorism ; or, on violence against the helpless --
Those who have seen the Gorgon --
Auschwitz ; or, on extreme horror --
Erotic carnages --
So mutilated that it might be the body of a pig --
The warrior's pleasure --
Worldwide aggressiveness --
For a history of terror --
Suicidal horrorism --
When the bomb is a woman's body --
Female torturers grinning at the camera.
Series Title: New directions in critical theory; New directions in critical theory.
Responsibility: Adriana Cavarero ; translated by William McCuaig.

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Words like 'terrorism' and 'war' are no longer capable of encompassing the scope of cntemporary violence. With this book, Cavarero effectively renders such terms obsolete. She introduces a new word, 'horrorism', to capture the experience of violence.

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Essential. Choice Her book is indispensable for anyone keen to understand violence in our society today. -- Joanna Bourke Environment and Planning D

 
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