The Geometry of Violence

The Geometry of Violence

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a€œ[Praeg] applies the notion of a€˜sacrificial violencea€™, as developed by Girard, to the genocide in Rwanda, necklace burnings in South Africa, and the phenomenon of family murders. He shows how there is an underlying logic tying these together, while at the same time resisting a unifying (modernist) discourse which attempts to eradicate the differences. This is an extremely interesting, at times fascinating, text. It is very well written and ... [the] insights gained leave no option but to rethink the manifestation of violence fundamentally.a€ a€“ Paul Cilliers Department of Philosophy, Stellenbosch UniversityIn South African artist William Kentridgea#39;s multi-media Black Box/Chambre noire ( 2005), the viewer/listener is faced with ... tantalising question raised in the essaya#39;s conclusion: How can we think about an event of violence without getting lost inanbsp;...

Title:The Geometry of Violence
Author:Leonhard Praeg
Publisher:AFRICAN SUN MeDIA - 2007-01-01


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