Sacrificed Lives: Kristeva on Women and Violence
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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.