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A Philosophical Investigation of Rape (Routledge Research in Gender and Society)

A PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATION OF RAPE (ROUTLEDGE RESEARCH IN GENDER AND SOCIETY)

by: du Toit, Louise
Format: Paperback

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Product Description This book offers a critical feminist perspective on the widely debated topic of transitional justice and forgiveness. Louise Du Toit examines the phenomenon of rape with a feminist philosophical discourse concerning women’s or ‘feminine’ subjectivity and selfhood. She demonstrates how the hierarchical dichotomy of male active versus female passive sexuality – which obscures the true nature of rape – is embedded in the dominant western symbolic frame. Through a Hegelian and phenomenological reading of first-person accounts by rape victims, she excavates an understanding of rape that also starts to open up a way out of the denial and destruction of female sexual subjectivity. About the Author Louise du Toit is senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch. She has published work in the fields of rape and sexual violence, legal philosophy, and ethnic identity.

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Product Code: 9780415536561
ISBN: 0415536561
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2012-02-03
Number of Pages: 256 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1
Dimension: 5.98 x 0.63 x 8.98 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.84 pounds