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Rape And Society : Readings On The Problem Of Sexual Assault - Patricia Searles

Rape And Society

Readings On The Problem Of Sexual Assault

Paperback Published: 13th April 1995
ISBN: 9780813388243
Number Of Pages: 319

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In the 1970s rape became the point of departure for an ongoing feminist examination of the subordination and sexual victimization of women. More recently, domestic violence, prostitution, sexual harassment, and pornography have come to the forefront of investigators' concerns. "Rape and Society" returns to the original focus on rape, while also illuminating the interconnections among the many forms of violence against women.The book provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, drawing on writers and researchers from across a range of social and behavioral sciences and the humanities and representing the experiences of women of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles. From the private torment of a child abused by her father to the horror of mass rape and ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia, the authors analyze rape as a tool of humiliation, control, and terror."Rape and Society" is an essential resource for academics and professionals and for anyone wanting to come to grips with the magnitude of the problem of sexual violence. Because the selections are moving as well as thought-provoking and varied in approach (theoretical, empirical, literary, and experiential), this interdisciplinary anthology is a superb text for undergraduate and graduate courses in women's studies, psychology, sociology, and criminology. It offers incisive analyses and carefully designed research to help us understand and explain rape while sensitizing us to the personal dimensions of sexual victimization and the emotional toll of living in a violent society. There are hopeful voices here too, helping readers envision a safer and more humane world, offering concrete suggestions for social change, and encouraging us all to gather the power and courage to take on the work that lies before us.

Crime & Societyp. iii
Prefacep. xi
p. 1
The Trauma of Rapep. 9
The Social Context of Rapep. 16
Sex and Violencep. 28
Hidden Rape: Sexual Aggression and Victimization in a National Sample of Students in Higher Educationp. 35
p. 51
Jay: An """"Armchair"""" Rapistp. 55
""""Riding the Bull at Gilley's""""p. 58
Considering Sex Offendersp. 74
Pornography as Sex Discriminationp. 99
p. 107
Child Sexual Abusep. 115
These Are the Things I Rememberp. 119
White Man Wants a Black Piece: the Case of Sonia Morrellp. 129
Fraternities and Rape on Campusp. 139
Types of Marital Rapep. 152
The Sexual Politics of Murderp. 160
Making Female Bodies the Battlefieldp. 171
Dispatch from Bosnia-Herzegovina: a Seventeen-Year-Old Survivor Testifies to Systematic Rapep. 174
Rape and the Legal Systemp. 179
Is It Rape?p. 183
Jack and Kenp. 194
Discrediting Victims' Allegations of Sexual Assaultp. 199
Rape, Racism, and the Lawp. 215
Rape-Law Reformp. 223
Surviving and Preventing Rapep. 233
Rape Trauma Syndromep. 239
When You Grow Up an Abused Child ..p. 246
Raped: a Male Survivor Breaks His Silencep. 250
And He Turned around and Ran Awayp. 257
Conclusionp. 265
Referencesp. 281
Creditsp. 302
About the Book and Editorsp. 305
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ISBN: 9780813388243
ISBN-10: 0813388244
Series: Crime and Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 13th April 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.55  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1