Sacrificed Lives: Kristeva on Women and Violence

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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

Keywords

Women -- Crimes against; Violence, Sacrifice; Kristeva, Julia, 1941- -- Criticism and interpretation; Girard, René, 1923- -- Criticism and interpretation;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780253211286

Publication Date

1997

Publisher

Indiana University Press

City

Bloomington, IN

Department

Department of Philosophy and World Religions

Object Description

x, 232 pages ; 24 cm

Language

EN

Sacrificed Lives: Kristeva on Women and Violence

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