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Sacrificed Lives : Kristeva on Women and Violence - Martha J. Reineke

Sacrificed Lives

Kristeva on Women and Violence

Paperback Published: 22nd October 1997
ISBN: 9780253211286
Number Of Pages: 248

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"In this well-crafted and scholarly work, Reineke argues that an analysis of the contemporary culture of violence through the lens of gender reveals a sacrificial economy." -- Religious Studies Review

..". handled with the kind of concise, cogent, and insightful criticism that readers of Reineke have come to expect... " -- Women's Studies International Forum

"By elaborating key notions of Kristeva in the context of her questions about violence, Reineke develops aspects of Kristeva's work that will interest not only students of Kristeva, but those who are interested in all forms of social violence, feminist theory, and women's issues as well." -- Tamsin Lorraine

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 RenA(c) Girard, that attempts to account for women's special vulnerability to violence in Western culture.

Introductionp. 1
Kristeva in Context: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Beyondp. 17
The Subject of Psychoanalysis: Death-Work and Agencyp. 49
In Search of the Mother in Mimesis: From Death-Work to Sacrificep. 65
"This is My Body": Abjection, Anorexia, and Medieval Women Mysticsp. 105
"The Devils are Come Down Upon Us": Myth, History, and the Witch as Scapegoatp. 128
Life-Sentences: The Mother in the Cultural Archives of the Westp. 161
Notesp. 199
Referencesp. 217
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780253211286
ISBN-10: 025321128X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 22nd October 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.39