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Cavarero, Adriana

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Works: 48 works in 245 publications in 6 languages and 4,924 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: HV6431, 303.6
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Publications about Adriana Cavarero
Publications by Adriana Cavarero
Most widely held works by Adriana Cavarero
In spite of Plato : a feminist rewriting of ancient philosophy by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
29 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 501 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
Horrorism : naming contemporary violence by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 479 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 )
15 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
For more than one voice : toward a philosophy of vocal expression by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Stately bodies : literature, philosophy, and the question of gender by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Tu che mi guardi, tu che mi racconti : filosofia della narrazione by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in Italian and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Ogni essere umano desidera ricevere da un altro il racconto della propria storia: solo gli altri possono scorgere il disegno di un'identità e raccontarlo in sua presenza. 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 il Soggetto forte della tradizione metafisica e la soggettività frammentata postmoderna. Karen Blixen, Edipo, Borges, Ulisse, Rilke, Euridice, Sheherazade vengono convocati a testimoniare le varie forme in cui un individuo riceve da una narrazione il proprio ritratto. I rapporti d'amore, l'amicizia femminile, l'esperienza femminista dei gruppi di autocoscienza e la generale attitudine delle donne al racconto sono gli scenari in cui la narrazione si sposa con la politica
Thou shalt not kill : a political and theological dialogue by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in Italian and English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
In this fascinating and rare little book, a leading Italian feminist philosopher and the Archbishop of Milan face off over the contemporary meaning of the biblical commandment not to kill. The result is a series of erudite and wide-ranging arguments that move from murder and suicide to just war and drone strikes, from bioethics and biopolitics to hermeneutics and philology, from Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer to Hannah Arendt and Michel Foucault, from Torah and Scripture to art and literature, from the essence of human dignity and the paradoxes of fratricide to engagements with Levinasian ethics. Less a direct debate than a disputation in the classical sense, Thou Shalt Not Kill proves to be a searching meditation on one of the unstated moral premises shared by otherwise bitterly opposed political factions. It will stimulate the mind of the novice while also reminding more advanced readers of the necessity and desirability of thinking in the present
Corpo in figure : filosofia e politica della corporeità by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Italian and held by 53 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 )
8 editions published in 1976 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Orrorismo, ovvero, Della violenza sull'inerme by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and Italian and held by 49 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
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 39 libraries worldwide
Platon zum Trotz : weibliche Gestalten der antiken Philosophie by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Le filosofie femministe by Franco Restaino( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in Italian 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 31 libraries worldwide
Diotima : il pensiero della differenza sessuale by Diotima( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in Italian and held by 23 libraries worldwide
L'interpretazione hegeliana di Parmenide by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
9 editions published in 1984 in Italian and French and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Cuerpo, memoria y representación : Adriana Cavarero y Judith Butler en diálogo by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Corpi che contano : i limiti discorsivi del sesso by Judith Butler( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Inclinazioni : critica della rettitudine by Adriana Cavarero( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 16 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Adriana Cavarero Italian philosopher
Adriana Cavarero italienische Philosophin, Feministin, Autorin und Hochschullehrerin
アドリアーナ・カヴァレーロ
Languages
Italian (113)
English (69)
Spanish (9)
German (4)
French (1)
Catalan (1)
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