On Violence and on Violence Against Women
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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 time.
A blazingly insightful, provocative study of violence against women from the peerless feminist critic.
‘To read Rose is to understand that there is no border between us and the world; it is an invitation to a radical kind of responsibility.’
NEW YORK TIMES
‘It’s really hard for me to overestimate how important [Rose’s] work has been for me . . . I don’t feel like that about very many writers.’
MAGGIE NELSON, GRAND JOURNAL
‘An immense achievement.’ JUDE KELLY CBE
‘Timeless.’ HELEN PANKHURST CBE
Why has violence – particularly against women – become exponentially more prominent and visible across the world?
Tracking multiple forms of today’s violence – ranging through trans rights and #MeToo; the suffragette movement and the sexual harassment faced by migrant women; and the sharp increase in domestic violence over the course of the pandemic – this blazing exploration is an agitation against injustice and a formidable call to action from a world-renowned feminist thinker.
‘Rose explodes the myth that violence and misogyny only happens to other women.’
‘This book confirms Jacqueline Rose’s position as one of the world’s foremost public intellectuals.’
‘A daring thinker, willing to make bold statements and take imaginative leaps.’
‘Rose’s work remains surprising and original . . . Her prose has the feel of spiraling in many directions; it is invigoratingly alive . . . necessary and as well as unique.’
NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
‘For anyone looking to educate themselves on this essential subject, start here and now.’
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