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Author Stringer, Rebecca.

Title Knowing Victims : Feminism, agency and victim politics in neoliberal times
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (200 pages)
Series Women and Psychology
Women and psychology.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: feminism and victim politics in neoliberal times; 1 Victims left, right and centre: constructing 'victim feminism'; 2 Vulnerability after wounding: feminism, rape law and the differend; 3 Injury incorporated? Feminism and the politics of ressentiment; 4 Rethinking ressentiment: Nietzsche and the victim subject in neoliberal times; Conclusion: feminism after neoliberal victim theory; Bibliography; Index
Summary Knowing Victims explores the theme of victimhood in contemporary feminism and politics. It focuses on popular and scholarly constructions of feminism as 'victim feminism' - an ideology of passive victimhood that denies women's agency - and provides the first comprehensive analysis of the debate about this ideology which has unfolded among feminists since the 1980s. The book critically examines a movement away from the language of victimhood across a wide array of discourses, and the neoliberal replacement of the concept of structural oppression with the concept of pers
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Subject Feminism.
Victims -- Political aspects.
Women -- Crimes against.
Women -- Violence against.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1134746016 (electronic bk.)
9781134746019 (electronic bk.)