Judith Butler, incest, and the question of the child's love
Kilby, JE 2010, 'Judith Butler, incest, and the question of the child's love' , Feminist Theory, 11 (3) , pp. 255-265.
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In contrast to Judith Herman, who understands incest exclusively in terms of power, Judith Butler insists on the importance of the child’s love for our understanding of incest. Butler’s thinking in this respect is suggestive but underdeveloped, while also holding considerable implications for how we might understand the role of violence in social life. This article develops and assesses her thinking on the child’s love and its relation to the question of violence and trauma more generally. At issue is the question of how we are to understand violence. Is it always motivated? Is it always destructive? And finally are there limits to what can be understood?
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|Journal or Publication Title:||Feminist Theory|
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|Date Deposited:||21 Dec 2011 13:23|
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