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Victimization K-Oppression Card From Kappeler K

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I can't find this card. I need it for a victimization k I'm writing. I've been unable to get a copy of the book or find a file with it.

 

If anyone has it could they post it or email it to me?

joshsmithld@gmail.com

 

Thanks, the cite is below.

 

Victimization turns and outweighs the case it causes oppression and denies agency

 

Kappeller 95 (Susanne, Associate Prof @ Al-Akhawayn University, The Will to Violence: The Politics of Personal Behavior, pg. 18)

There cannot therefore…….. on account of oppression.

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Their representations of the victim create a self-fulfilling prophecy. The so-called “victims†become powerless in the face of structural domination.

Susanne Kappeler, Associate Prof @ Al-Akhawayn University, The Will to Violence: The Politics of Personal Behavior, 1995, pg. 18

There cannot therefore in the context of specific women’s actions be continued and undifferentiated talk of ‘women’s powerlessness’ —~ viewed simply in relation to men, the state, the power of leading capitalists or any other more powerful groups which can always be found. The discussion about power relations among women or within the women’s movement should have once and for all dispelled the simplistic view of women as powerless, impotent or ‘victims’. On the contrary, we are trying to gain an understanding of the position each of us has in a variety of power structures, where we are sometimes on the side of the oppressed, sometimes of the oppressors, in a complex network of relative power relations which have to be specifically analysed in each situation and cannot be determined simply in terms of social ‘identities’. Moreover, feminism has produced an analysis — if not of action generally, at any rate of sexual violence — which not only emphasizes the abuser’s will and choice of action, but also uniquely recognizes the survivor’s action of resisting, and in this her will to resist. While violence constitutes precisely the violator’s attempt to reduce his victim’s freedom of action to nought — where the ultimate con­sequence is indeed her total victimization in death — the survivor’s survival means that she has recognized and made use of her remaining, even if minimal, scope for action. Feminist analysis sees in the survivor not a passive victim, but a person and agent who has successfully sought to resist. This means recognizing even in her virtual powerless­ness the still existing potential for action. Resistance by definition means acting in situations of violence and oppression where our freedom’- of action is severely limited and circumscribed. All the more vital that we recognize what scope for action there is. All the more vital, also, that we recognize how much greater is our scope of action and resistance most of the time, compared to the extremity of victimization in experiences of life—threatening violence and enslave­ment - which we invoke metaphorically and all too lightly by claim­ing victim status on account of oppression.

 

 

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This is a link turn. Kapps says that the affirmative's portrayal of violence means that they "recognized and made use of her remaining, even if minimal, scope for action". Their "analysis sees in the survivor not a passive victim, but a person and agent who has successfully sought to resist". Kapps explicitly conceeds that the abused person's "freedom of action is severely limited" and concludes that this makes it "all the more vital that we recognize what scope for action there is". Arguing that the victims have the right and capability to kill doesn't in any way deny the victims their agency. The opposite is the case.

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