Sacrificed Lives: Kristeva on Women and Violence
Why did medieval women mystics starve themselves? Why were “witches” hunted, tortured, and killed? Why has the Christian West found maternal figures threatening? To answer these questions, Reineke advances a theory of sacrifice, inspired by Julia Kristeva and René Girard, that attempts to account for women’s special vulnerability to violence in Western culture. -- Provided by publisher
Women -- Crimes against; Violence, Sacrifice; Kristeva, Julia, 1941- -- Criticism and interpretation; Girard, René, 1923- -- Criticism and interpretation;
Indiana University Press
Department of Philosophy and World Religions
x, 232 pages ; 24 cm
Reineke, Martha J., "Sacrificed Lives: Kristeva on Women and Violence" (1997). Faculty Book Gallery. 11.