A Philosophical Investigation of Rape : The Making and Unmaking of the Feminine Self Hardback
Part of the Routledge Research in Gender and Society series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 244 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 19/12/2008
- Category: Social & political philosophy
- ISBN: 9780415990295
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