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On Violence and On Violence Against Women

Jacqueline Rose

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

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Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571332717
Date Published
15.04.2021
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Summary

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

‘It’s really hard for me to overestimate how important [Rose’s] work has been for me . . . I don’t feel like that about very many writers.’
MAGGIE NELSON, GRAND JOURNAL

‘An immense achievement.’ JUDE KELLY CBE
‘Timeless.’ HELEN PANKHURST CBE
‘Explodes the myth that violence and misogyny only happens to other women.’ VAL McDERMID

Why has violence – particularly against women – become exponentially more prominent and visible across the world?

Tracking multiple forms of today’s violence – ranging through trans rights and #MeToo; the suffragette movement and the sexual harassment faced by migrant women; and the sharp increase in domestic violence over the course of the pandemic – this blazing exploration is an agitation against injustice and a formidable call to action from a world-renowned feminist thinker.

‘This book confirms Jacqueline Rose’s position as one of the world’s foremost public intellectuals.’
MARK GEVISSER, author of The Pink Line

‘Ambitious, sobering . . . hugely important.’
LAUREN ELKIN

‘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

‘Surprising and original . . . [Rose’s] real power, what makes her necessary as well as unique, may be how she teaches readers to ask probing questions on their own.’
NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS

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

‘A formidable intellectual . . . this is not a wimpy and apolitical retreat into an ivory tower, but the deepest possible engagement with being human.’
WOMEN’S REVIEW OF BOOKS

Critic Reviews

It's really hard for me to overestimate how important [Rose's] work has been for me . . . I don't feel like that about very many writers.

Maggie Nelson, Grand Journal
Critic Reviews

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
Critic Reviews

Jacqueline Rose explodes the myth that violence and misogyny only happen to other women.

Val McDermid
Critic Reviews

On Violence and On Violence Against Women is timely and yet is also timeless — a philosophical, psychological and analytical exploration of personal and political violence. Not an easy read — but an important one.

Helen Pankhurst
Critic Reviews

This book confirms Jacqueline Rose’s position as one of the world’s foremost public intellectuals. She fuses psychoanalysis, philosophy, literary criticism, historical inquiry and political insight into essays that are profound and revelatory, always as incisive as they are humane. She brings new understanding to the gendered dynamics of violence in our age - from sexual harassment and transphobia in the United States and Britain, to femicide, protest and intergenerational trauma in South Africa.

Mark Gevisser
Critic Reviews

Ambitious, sobering . . . This is a hugely important book that threads together such diverse subjects as the treatment of migrant women, the heteroglossia of gender positions and the aesthetic politics of contemporary modernist writing by women to vitally and urgently warn that we must make room for the irrational, the unconscious, the in-between and the unnameable in order to think our way into a more just world.

Lauren Elkin
JacquelineRose

Jacqueline Rose is an internationally renowned feminist literary and cultural critic. She is the co-director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, 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. She is the author of Sexuality in the Field of Vision and The Haunting…

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