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Un dispositif victimaire de combat : « La dernière lettre d’Anne Bert, euthanasiée lundi en Belgique »

Abstract : This paper starts from the idea that the social construct of the notion of victim – considered, nowadays, as positive –, shows that victimization attitudes and systematic appeal to pity don’t always get a good press. Firstly, the paper describes the active structure of the construct of victimhood. Then, it analyses the structure and the special discursive use of a victimizing construct of fight in Anne Bert’s “last letter” – last because death put an end to her numerous media or literary interventions. The author, who had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, claims, for those who are in the same situation as her, the right to be euthanized under medical assistance in order to end their suffering, refusing all form of self-pity and providing various arguments adapted to her addressees (those who are against her wish as well as those who are called upon to continue her fight), in the name of general interest and of the best interest of all the citizens.
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Alain Rabatel. Un dispositif victimaire de combat : « La dernière lettre d’Anne Bert, euthanasiée lundi en Belgique ». Argumentation et Analyse du Discours, University of Tel-Aviv, 2019, Le dispositif victimaire et sa disqualification. ⟨halshs-02470614⟩

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