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Confronting Rape and Sexual Assault : Worlds of Women - Mary E. Odem

Confronting Rape and Sexual Assault

Worlds of Women

By: Mary E. Odem (Editor), Jody Clay-Warner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1997
ISBN: 9780842025997
Number Of Pages: 292

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Professors Mary Odem and Jody Clay-Warner examine the complex and painful issue of sexual violence from various social science perspectives. With contributors from a wide range of fields, including sociology, psychology, criminology, law, anthropology, public health, and women's studies, this interdisciplinary volume presents the leading classic and recent scholarship on the subject.
Yet the book's greatest strength lies in its broad sociological exploration of its subject. Confronting Rape and Sexual Assault looks beyond the stereotypical idea of rape - a woman attacked by an unknown assailant in a dark alley. Topics include sexual violence against men, date rape, marital rape, the effects of pornography, and the racial-ethnic issues surrounding rape.
Not only does this invaluable collection define and examine the prevalence of rape and sexual assault, but is analyses social and institutional factors that contribute to their occurrence and provides strategies for prevention and change. Confronting Rape and Sexual Assault has appeal for professors, students, and scholars in the social sciences as well as for general readers concerned with this troubling issue.

An excellent text that should be required reading for anyone interested in the issue. Sexual violence is placed in an institutional and cultural context, and the intersections of sexual assault and race, ethnicity, and gender are explored.--Jennifer Dritt, vice president of Education, National Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Introductionp. xi
Speaking Outp. 1
Rape Poemp. 3
Surviving Rape: A Morning/Mourning Ritualp. 5
Rape Sonnetsp. 21
Mikvah Ceremony for Laurap. 25
Defining the Problemp. 33
A Feminist Redefinition of Rape and Sexual Assault: Historical Foundations and Changep. 35
Hidden Rape: Sexual Aggression and Victimization in a National Sample of Students in Higher Educationp. 51
Wife Rape and the Lawp. 71
The Effects of Sexual Assault on Men: A Survey of Twenty-two Victimsp. 83
Why Rape Happensp. 91
The Socio-Cultural Context of Rape: A Cross-Cultural Studyp. 93
"Riding the Bull at Gilley's": Convicted Rapists Describe the Rewards of Rapep. 109
Rape Mythsp. 129
Sexual Aggression, Masculinity, and Fathersp. 145
Institutional and Cultural Contextp. 163
Fraternities and Rape on Campusp. 165
Mass Media, Sexual Violence, and Male Viewersp. 181
Rape, Racism, and the Lawp. 199
Gender, Ethnicity, and Sexual Assault: Findings from a Los Angeles Studyp. 211
Strategies for Changep. 223
The Effects of Resistance Strategies on Rapep. 225
Organizational and Community Transformation: The Case of a Rape Crisis Centerp. 231
Rape and the Lawp. 247
Clarence, William, Iron Mike, Tailhook, Senator Packwood, Spur Posse, Magic ... and Usp. 263
Suggested Readingsp. 277
Suggested Filmsp. 283
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ISBN: 9780842025997
ISBN-10: 0842025995
Series: Worlds of Women
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 1st November 1997
Publisher: SPEAR BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.29  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.42