Beyond Doer and Done To: Recognition Theory, Intersubjectivity and the Third, by Jessica Benjamin, Routledge, London and New York, 2018, 278pp.
These, together with Benjamin’s experience of motherhood, study of mother-infant interaction, passionate involvement in second-generation feminism, international political activism, as well as long clinical practice, underlie a powerful document.
is congruent with my original interdisciplinary starting point in the critical theory of society- a social theory aimed at unmasking hidden pathologies of power and domination- as well as my current concern with the processes of social healing and witnessing of collective trauma (indeed, in light of current events, with non-violent resistance). (p. 1)
Benjamin’s force and clarity are to be appreciated. Her banner of “intersubjective...
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