Neither Victim nor Survivor: Thinking toward a New Humanity

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Lexington Books, Jul 16, 2009 - Philosophy - 232 pages
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In Neither Victim nor Survivor: Thinking toward a New Humanity, Marilyn Nissim-Sabat offers a comprehensive critique of the interrelated concepts of 'victim' and 'survivor' as they have been ideologically distorted in Western thought. Framed by the phenomenological perspective of Edmund Husserl, Nissim-Sabat carries out her argument through an intense engagement with current scholarly work on Toni Morrison's Beloved, Sophocles' Antigone, akrasia, psychoanalysis, critical race theory, feminist philosophy of science, and Marxism. Nissim-Sabat ultimately proposes that a new consciousness, enabled by the phenomenological attitude, of the way in which ideological distortion of the concepts of 'victim' and 'survivor' helps to perpetuate victimization will empower us to find ways to end victimization and its anti-human consequences. The book's interdisciplinary approach will make it appealing to a broad range of students and scholars alike.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 What is a Victim?
1
A Critique
21
Resolution through Husserlian Phenomenology and Feminism
43
A Socratic and Psychoanalytic View of Akrasia as Victim Blaming
81
Lewis R Gordons Her Majestys Other Children Sketches of Racism from a Neocolonial Age
97
Victim Blaming in Psychology Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis
111
A Phenomenological Perspective with an Epilogue On Lacans Antigone
129
Who is Beloveds Baby?
163
Bibliography
195
Index
203
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Marilyn Nissim-Sabat is professor emeritus of philosophy at Lewis University.

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