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Cavarero, Adriana

Works: 47 works in 204 publications in 5 languages and 4,267 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: P95, 401
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Publications about Adriana Cavarero
Publications by Adriana Cavarero
Most widely held works by Adriana Cavarero
For more than one voice toward a philosophy of vocal expression by Adriana Cavarero( file )
12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,472 libraries worldwide
Horrorism naming contemporary violence by Adriana Cavarero( file )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,078 libraries worldwide
"Words like "terrorism" and "war" no longer encompass the scope of contemporary violence. With this explosive book, Adriana Cavarero, one of the world's most provocative feminist theorists and political philosophers, effectively renders such terms obsolete. She introduces a new word--"horrorism"--To capture the experience of violence." "Unlike terror, horrorism is a form of violation grounded in the offense of disfiguration and massacre. Numerous outbursts of violence fall within Cavarero's category of horrorism, especially when the phenomenology of violence is considered from the perspective of the victim rather than that of the warrior. Cavarero locates horrorism in the philosophical, political, literary, and artistic representations of defenseless and vulnerable victims. She considers both terror and horror on the battlefields of the Iliad, in the decapitation of Medusa, and in the murder of Medea's children. In the modern arena, she forges a link between horror, extermination, and massacre, especially the Nazi death camps, and revisits the work of Primo Levi, Hannah Arendt's thesis on totalitarianism, and Arendt's debate with Georges Bataille on the estheticization of violence and cruelty." "In applying the horroristic paradigm to the current phenomena of suicide bombers, torturers, and hypertechnological warfare, Cavarero integrates Susan Sontag's views on photography and the eroticization of horror, as well as ideas on violence and the state advanced by Thomas Hobbes and Carl Schmitt. Through her searing analysis, Caverero proves that violence against the helpless claims a specific vocabulary, one that has been known for millennia, and not just to the Western tradition. Where common language fails to form a picture of atrocity, horrorism paints a brilliant portrait of its vivid reality."--Jacket
Relating narratives : storytelling and selfhood by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Drawing from a diverse array of thinkers from philosophical and literary traditions, this text shows how narrative models can open new ways of thinking about formation of human identities
In spite of Plato : a feminist rewriting of ancient philosophy by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
This pathbreaking work pursues two interwoven themes. Firstly, it engages in a deconstruction of Ancient philosopher's texts--mainly from Plato, but also from Homer and Parmenides--in order to free four Greek female figures from the patriarchal discourse which for centuries had imprisoned them in a particular role. Secondly, it attempts to construct a symbolic female order, reinterpreting these figures from a new perspective. Building on the theory of sexual difference, Cavarero shows that death is the central category on which the whole edifice of traditional philosophy is based. By contrast, 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. Cavarero develops a philosophical narrative which, by re-interpreting each of the four figures of ancient thought, uncovers several images of the female desire for self-representation. Plato himself had not forseen that one day female subjectivity would assert its autonomy, plundering and throwing into confusion the patriarchal text in order to tell another story
Stately bodies : literature, philosophy, and the question of gender by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Nonostante Platone : figure femminili nella filosofia antica by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Tu che mi guardi, tu che mi racconti : filosofia della narrazione by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in Italian and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Non "che cosa" è ciascuno, ma "chi" è: si potrebbe sintetizzare così la categoria di "unicità" elaborata da Hannah Arendt. In una prospettiva femminista, Cavarero utilizza l'unicità per polemizzare contro due posizioni della filosofia contemporanea. Ogni essere umano, nella sua unicità, desidera ricevere da un altro il racconto della propria storia. Solo gli altri possono scorgere il disegno di un'identità nel corso della sua esistenza e raccontarla in presa diretta, in sua presenza. Contro le astrusità e i luoghi comuni della filosofia, Cavarero convoca Hannah Arendt, Karen Blixen, Edipo, Borges, Ulisse, Rilke, Euridice, Sheherazade per illuminare i racconti con cui ci desideriamo reciprocamente e che ci donano un ritratto in cui riconoscerci
Corpo in figure : filosofia e politica della corporeità by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Italian and held by 48 libraries worldwide
I rapporti fra la politica e il corpo alludono a un conflitto sessuale. Attraverso la prospettiva del femminismo critico si indagano gli strani rapporti fra la politica e il corpo, che giungono a sintetizzarsi, a partire dalle figure di Antigone e di Ofelia e dal pensiero di Platone e di Hobbes, nella metafora del "corpo politico"
Dialettica e politica in Platone by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
7 editions published in 1976 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Voice & void ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Includes works by Rachel Berwick, Joseph Beuys, Ute Klophaus, John Cage, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, VALIE EXPORT, Anna Gaskell, Asta Gröting, Christian Marclay, Melik Ohanian, Hans Schabus, Nedko Solakov, Julianne Swartz, and Cerith Wyn Evans
A più voci : filosofia dell'espressione vocale by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Le filosofie femministe by Franco Restaino( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Le filosofie femministe : due secoli di battaglie teoriche e pratiche by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Italian and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Platon zum Trotz : weibliche Gestalten der antiken Philosophie by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Teorie politiche e Stato nell'epoca dell'assolutismo by Alessandro Biral( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Orrorismo, ovvero, Della violenza sull'inerme by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Diotima : il pensiero della differenza sessuale by Diotima( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in Italian and held by 21 libraries worldwide
L'interpretazione hegeliana di Parmenide by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in Italian and French and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Horrorismo : nombrando la violencia contemporánea by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Non uccidere by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 17 libraries worldwide
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Italian (97)
English (53)
Spanish (4)
German (3)
French (1)
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