Dickman-Burnett 2013 Violence

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Author: Victoria L. Dickman-Burnett

Title: Writing and Différance, Violence in Language

Subtitle: Finding the Roots of Oppression and Violence in Derrida's Of Grammatology

Thesis: M.A. Thesis, Ohio University

Year: May 2013

Pages: 69pp.

Language: English


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Abstract: »Derrida's most well known theoretical work Of Grammatology often comes under fire from critics as being "frivolous," "playful," or "playing language games." In my thesis I will argue that this is a misinterpretation of Derrida's work, exploring the implications of the his concept of arche-violence, and the role the originary violence of language plays in oppression. Exploring various theoretical schools of thought from a Derridean lens, I will highlight the ways that arche-violence poses a real problem in the lives of oppressed peoples.« [Source: Thesis]


  Abstract (p. 3)
  Acknowledgments (p. 4)
  Introduction (p. 6)
  Chapter 1: The Structure of Arche-Violence (p. 9)
  Chapter 2: Arche-violence and Rape (p. 28)
  Chapter 3: Arche-violence and Disability (p. 43)
  Chapter 4: Arche-Trauma (p. 52)
  Conclusion: A Meditation on Violence (p. 65)
  Works Cited (p. 67)

Wikipedia: Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology

Added: March 8, 2014 | Last updated: March 8, 2014