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    DescriptionThe focus of this edition is not on the nostalgic appeal of SCUM. Rather, in a characteristically brilliant and erudite introduction, renowned scholar Avita Ronell reconsiders Solanas's infamous text in light of the social milieu in which it was written, and reinterprets its status as a cult classic. Ronell writes, "Maybe the Solanas tract was payback: it was clocked to strike the time of response to all shameless woman-hating manifestos and their counterparts, the universalizers." She conjures Derrida's "The Ends of Man" (written in the same year), Judith Butler's Excitable Speech, Nietzsche's Ubermensch, and the notorious feminist icons from Medusa, Medea, and Antigone, to Lizzie Borden, Lorenna Bobbitt and Aileen Wournos, illuminating the evocative exuberance of Solana's dark tract. "IsSCUM ever marches, it will be over the President's stupid, sickening face; if SCUM ever strikes, it will be in the dark with a six-inch blade..." - Valerie Solanas "Sometimes you have to scream to be heard." - Avital Ronell


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    Title
    SCUM Manifesto
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Valerie Solanas, Introduction by Avital Ronell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781859845530
    ISBN 10: 1859845533
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BIC subject category V2: JFFK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HQ1206
    DC21: 305.42
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    DC22: 305.3
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17440
    B&T Approval Code: A31604846
    BISAC V2.8: SOC010000
    BIC subject category V2: JPLM
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC032000, SOC028000
    LC classification: HQ1075.S59, HQ1075 .S592 2004
    Thema V1.0: JPL, JBSF11
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    17 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Valerie Solanas was born in Ventor, New Jersey in 1936. She was living in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1967 when she wrote "Up Your Ass," a play, and sought out Andy Warhol to produce it. She appeared in Warhol's film "I, A Man", and then she shot him in 1968. she was inicted on charges of attempted murder, assault, and illegal possession of a gun, sent to a psychiatric hospital, and released after three years. In 1988, she died of emphysema and pnerumonia in a welfare hospital in San Francisco. Avital Ronell, a professor of German and comparative Literature and the chair of the German Department at New York University, is the author of Stupidity; Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania; Finitude's Score: Essays for the end of the Millennium; The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech; and Dictations: Unhaunted Writings
    Review quote
    "If SCUM ever marches it will be over the President's stupid, sickening face, if SCUM ever strikes, it will be in the dark with a six-inch blade...Valerie Solanas"