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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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    Abstract

    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?

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Research
    Journal or Publication Title: Feminist Theory
    Publisher: Sage
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1464-7001
    Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2011 13:23
    Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 12:59
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/19266

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