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The Will to Violence: The Politics of Personal Behaviour

The Will to Violence: The Politics of Personal Behaviour

Susanne Kappeler

ISBN: 978-0-745-66739-3

Jun 2013, Polity

296 pages

$23.99

Description

This is a major contribution to feminist theory and debate, addressing issues such as sexual violence, social violence and hatred of foreigners in a lucid and highly original way.
Acknowledgements.

Violence and the Will to Violence.

1. Why the Personal is Political, and Where the Private Comes From.

2. Love of Foreigners and Love of The 'Other'.

3. The Personal Communication Behaviour is Political.

4. Is the Political Psychological?.

5. Psychotherapy, or the Legitimization of Irresponsibility.

6. Ego-Psychology, or My Relationship and I.

7. Ego-Philosophy, or the Battle with Reality.

8. Sex and the Intimate Relationship.

9. Female Desire, or the Democratisation of Violence.

10. Relationship as Trade, or the Free Market of Bodies and Services.

11. Needs, or the Legitimization of Dominance.

12. Identity, or History turned Biology.

Resistance and the Will to Resistance.

Notes.

Index.

'Susanne Kapperler's The Will to Violence is elegant, tightly reasoned and both morally and intellectually challenging. It engages the reader in an argument about the nature of violence, choice and responsibility. No position Kappeler puts forth can be ignored'.
Andrea Dworkin, The Times Higher Education Supplement
  • This book is a major contribution to feminist theory and debate by an author who is well known in the field.
  • It addresses a range of very topical issues - concerning sexual violence, social violence, hatred of foreigners etc - in a lucid and highly original way
  • The book will get plenty of attention and should sell as well as her previous book, which is now recognised as a standard work.