A Philosophical Investigation of Rape: The Making and Unmaking of the Feminine Self (Paperback)Louise du Toit (author)
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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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm