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Toward a Feminist Ethics of Nonviolence$
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Adriana Cavarero, Judith Butler, Bonnie Honig, Timothy J. Huzar, and Clare Woodford

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780823290086

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823290086.001.0001

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Queer Madonnas

Queer Madonnas

In Love and Friendship

(p.161) Queer Madonnas
Toward a Feminist Ethics of Nonviolence

Clare Woodford

Fordham University Press

Cavarero’s relational ethics uses the trope of motherhood, illustrated by Leonardo’s Madonna, to critique the rectitude of patriarchal order. But, the assertion of “fundamental” interdependence imposes a new “correct” schema. The method Cavarero uses of “repositioning our gaze” in order to unveil offers greater promise although rather than unveiling or revealing something that is hidden, it is perhaps of more use in showing what we have always known—but showing it differently such that it can be challenged. This etude accordingly repositions Cavarero’s Madonna within queer Mariology, using the method of “repositioning the gaze” to undermine patriarchal rectitude, whilst using Honig’s passionate ambivalence to ensure we perpetually question the extent to which we may need any new “fundamental” schematism.

Keywords:   ambivalence, Adriana Cavarero, eros, friendship, maternity, queer Mariology

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