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A Philosophical Investigation of Rape : The Making and Unmaking of the Feminine Self, Hardback Book

A Philosophical Investigation of Rape : The Making and Unmaking of the Feminine Self Hardback

Part of the Routledge Research in Gender and Society series

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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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & political philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780415990295

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