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SCUM Manifesto was considered one of the most outrageous, violent and certifiably crazy tracts when it first appeared in 1968. Valerie Solanas, the woman who shot Andy Warhol, self-published this work just before her rampage against the king of Pop Art made her a household name and resulted in her confinement to a mental institution. But the Manifesto, for all its vitriol, is impossible to dismiss as just the rantings of a lesbian lunatic. In fact, the work has indisputable prescience, not only as a radical feminist analysis light-years ahead of its timepredicting artificial insemination, ATMs, a feminist uprising against under-representation in the artsbut also as a stunning testament to the rage of an abused and destitute woman.

The focus of this edition is not on the nostalgic appeal of the work, but on Avital Ronell's incisive introduction, "Deviant Payback: The Aims of Valerie Solanas." Here is a reconsideration of Solanas's infamous text in light of her social milieu, Derrida's "The Ends of Man" (written in the same year), Judith Butler's Excitable Speech, Nietzsche's Ubermensch and notorious feminist icons from Medusa, Medea and Antigone, to Lizzie Borden, Lorenna Bobbit and Aileen Wournos, illuminating the evocative exuberance of Solanas's dark tract.

Synopsis:

The focus of this edition is on Avital Ronell’s incisive introduction.

Synopsis:

A radical feminist manifesto beautifully packaged and with an important new introduction. This new edition provocatively places Scum as a classic among 'The Communist' and other radical manifestos.

Synopsis:

Despite its vitriol, this radical feminist tract--written by the woman who tried to kill Andy Warhol--has indisputable prescience, regarding artificial insemination and ATMs, among other things. This edition features Ronell's incisive introduction.

About the Author

Avital Ronell teaches at New York University, The European Graduate School and Paris VIII, and is the author of many books including The Test Drive.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859845530
Introduction:
Ronell, Avital
Publisher:
Verso
Introduction by:
Ronell, Avital
Introduction:
Ronell, Avital
Author:
Ronell Avital
Author:
Solanas, Valerie
Author:
Ronell, Avital
Location:
London
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Sex differences
Subject:
Misandry.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 2001-154
Publication Date:
20040517
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
7.52x5.62x.57 in. .61 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The focus of this edition is on Avital Ronell’s incisive introduction.
"Synopsis" by , A radical feminist manifesto beautifully packaged and with an important new introduction. This new edition provocatively places Scum as a classic among 'The Communist' and other radical manifestos.
"Synopsis" by , Despite its vitriol, this radical feminist tract--written by the woman who tried to kill Andy Warhol--has indisputable prescience, regarding artificial insemination and ATMs, among other things. This edition features Ronell's incisive introduction.
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