On Violence and on Violence Against Women

Author(s): Jacqueline Rose

feminism / the sisterhood

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

Why has violence, and especially violence against women, become so much more prominent and visible across the
world? To explore this question, Jacqueline 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, provocative account of violence in our
From trans rights and #MeToo to the sexual harassment of migrant women, from the trial of Oscar Pistorius to domestic
violence in lockdown, from the writing of Roxanne Gay to Hisham Mitar and Han Kang, she casts her net wide. 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 do violence?
On Violence and On Violence Against Women is a timely and urgent agitation against injustice, a challenge to radical
feminism and a meaningful call to action.


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780571332717
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : February 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jacqueline Rose
  • : Hardback
  • : 432