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On Violence and On Violence Against Women

On Violence and On Violence Against Women

ISBN
9780571332717
Published
15/04/2021
9780571332717
Format
Hardback
Price
£20.00
Paperback
432

About the Book

A blazingly insightful, provocative study of violence against women from the peerless feminist critic.

'To read Rose is to understand that there is no border between us and the world; it is an invitation to a radical kind of responsibility.'
NEW YORK TIMES

'One of the most original and intellectually sophisticated minds at work today.'
EIMEAR McBRIDE

'An immense achievement.' JUDE KELLY CBE
'Timeless . . . Not an easy read — but an important one.' HELEN PANKHURST CBE
'Explodes the myth that violence and misogyny only happens to other women.' VAL McDERMID
'Hugely imortant.' LAUREN ELKIN

Why has violence, and especially violence against women, become so much more prominent and visible across the world?

To explore this question, Rose tracks the multiple forms of today’s violence – historic and intimate, public and private – as they spread throughout our social fabric, offering a new account of violence in
our time.

In this provocative and incisive book, Rose casts her net wide: trans rights and #MeToo; the sexual harassment of migrant women; the trial of Oscar Pistorius; domestic violence in pandemic lockdown; the writing of Roxane Gay, Anna Burns, Hisham Matar and Han Kang.

What obscene pleasure in violence do so many male leaders of the Western world unleash in their supporters? Is violence always gendered and if so, always in the same way? What is required of the human mind when it grants itself permission to enact violence?

On Violence and On Violence Against Women is an agitation against injustice, a challenge to radical feminism and a formidable call to action.

'These provocative essays probe assumptions that both fuel and mask violence in Western culture.'
NEW YORKER

'A daring thinker, willing to make bold statements and take imaginative leaps.'
NEW STATESMAN

'For anyone looking to educate themselves on this essential subject, start here and now.'
ESQUIRE

'A necessary argument.'
4COLUMNS

'A call to greater reflection.'
THE HERALD

'Rose is a seminal force . . . A work of intellectual virtuosity and moral vigor.'
BOSTON REVIEW

A blazingly insightful, provocative study of violence against women from the peerless feminist critic.'To read Rose is to understand that there is no border between us and the world; it is an invitation to a radical kind of responsibility.'NEW YORK TIMES'One of the most original and intellectually sophisticated minds at work today.'EIMEAR McBRIDE'An immense achievement.' JUDE KELLY CBE'Timeless . . . Not an easy read — but an important one.' HELEN PANKHURST CBE'Explodes the myth that violence and misogyny only happens to other women.' VAL McDERMID'Hugely imortant.' LAUREN ELKINWhy has violence, and especially violence against women, become so much more prominent and visible across the world?To explore this question, Rose tracks the multiple forms of today’s violence – historic and intimate, public and private – as they spread throughout our social fabric, offering a new account of violence inour time.In this provocative and incisive book, Rose casts her net wide: trans rights and #MeToo; the sexual harassment of migrant women; the trial of Oscar Pistorius; domestic violence in pandemic lockdown; the writing of Roxane Gay, Anna Burns, Hisham Matar and Han Kang.What obscene pleasure in violence do so many male leaders of the Western world unleash in their supporters? Is violence always gendered and if so, always in the same way? What is required of the human mind when it grants itself permission to enact violence?On Violence and On Violence Against Women is an agitation against injustice, a challenge to radical feminism and a formidable call to action.'These provocative essays probe assumptions that both fuel and mask violence in Western culture.'NEW YORKER'A daring thinker, willing to make bold statements and take imaginative leaps.'NEW STATESMAN'For anyone looking to educate themselves on this essential subject, start here and now.'ESQUIRE'A necessary argument.'4COLUMNS'A call to greater reflection.'THE HERALD'Rose is a seminal force . . . A work of intellectual virtuosity and moral vigor.'BOSTON REVIEW
  • Jacqueline Rose

    Jacqueline Rose is a renowned feminist literary and cultural critic. She is the co-director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London, co-founder of Independent Jewish Voices and a fellow of the British Academy. Rose is a frequent contributor to the London Review of Books and the Guardian, among many other publications. Her previous book, Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty, was published by Faber in 2018.

    Photo credit: Mia Rose

“Rose has brought a profound, complex and forensic truthfulness to the subject of women and violence and the result is both emotionally and intellectually compelling . . . An immense achievement.”
- Jude Kelly CBE, founder of the Women of the World Foundation
“Jacqueline Rose explodes the myth that violence and misogyny only happen to other women.”
- Val McDermid

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