Sacrificial bodies as corporeal articulations of violence in the work of South African female artists

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dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, Leana
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-04T11:13:05Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-04T11:13:05Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.description.abstract This article investigates the multiple occurrence of the sacrificial body as a visual device employed by female South African artists against a backdrop of genderbased violence and patriarchal discourse. The theories of René Girard (1972), George Bataille (1962) and Julia Kristeva (1982) are used to scrutinise this phenomenon, specifically with regard to the relationship of sacrifice with suicide, murder and martyrdom. It is shown how the sacrificial device is used by female artists as a feminist intervention through the dismantling of Cartesian dualisms and how visual art actively works as social action in this regard. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.imageandtext.up.ac.za/ en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van der Merwe, L 2014, 'Sacrificial bodies as corporeal articulations of violence in the work of South African female artists', Image & Text, vol. 24, pp. 8-30. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1021-1497 (print)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/43542
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.subject South African artists en_ZA
dc.subject Female artists en_ZA
dc.subject Feminist art en_ZA
dc.subject Sacrifice en_ZA
dc.subject Bataille en_ZA
dc.subject Girard violence en_ZA
dc.subject Murder en_ZA
dc.title Sacrificial bodies as corporeal articulations of violence in the work of South African female artists en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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