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Rape and Society : Readings on the Problem of Sexual Assault

Rape and Society : Readings on the Problem of Sexual Assault - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0813388243

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ISBN10: 0813388244
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Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Westview Press, Inc.
Published: 1995
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Rape and Society : Readings on the Problem of Sexual Assault - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0813388243

Patricia Ed. Searles and Ronald J. Ed. Berger

ISBN13: 978-0813388243
ISBN10: 0813388244
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Westview Press, Inc.

Published: 1995
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

Searles, Patricia : University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Patricia Searles is professor of sociology and women's studies at University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.


Berger, Ronald J. : University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Ronald J. Berger is professor of sociology and coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program at University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.

Table of Contents

Feminist Foundations For The Study Of Rape And Society

Rape Poem by Marge Piercy.
The Trauma of Rape: The Case of Ms. X by Diana E.H. Russell.
The Social Context of Rape: Sexual Scripts and Motivation by Stevi Jackson.
Sex and Violence: A Perspective by Catharine A. MacKinnon.
Hidden Rape: Sexual Aggression and Victimization in a National Sample of Students in Higher Education by Mary P. Koss.

Why Men Rape

Jay: An "Armchair" Rapist by Timothy Beneke.
"Riding the Bull at Gilley's'': Convicted Rapists Describe the Rewards of Rape by Diana Scully and Joseph Marolla.
Considering Sex Offenders: A Model of Addiction by Judith Lewis Herman.
Pornography as Sex Discrimination by C. A. MacKinnon.

Varieties Of Rape And Sexual Assault

Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass.
These Are the Things I Remember by Maggie Hoyal.
White Man Wants a Black Piece: The Case of Sonia Morrell by D.E.H. Russell.
Fraternities and Rape on Campus by Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert A. Hummer.
Types of Marital Rape by David Finkelhor and Kersti Yllo.
The Sexual Politics of Murder by Jane Caputi.
Making Female Bodies the Battlefield by Susan Brownmiller.
Dispatch from Bosnia-Herzegovina: A Seventeen-Year-Old Survivor Testifies to Systematic Rape by Nina Kadíc.
For a Paralyzed Woman Raped and Murdered While Alone in Her Own Apartment by Leslie A. Donovan.

Rape And The Legal System

Is it Rape? by Susan Estrich.
Jack and Ken by T. Beneke.
Discrediting Victims' Allegations of Sexual Assault: Prosecutorial Accounts of Case Rejections by Lisa Frohmann.
Rape, Racism, and the Law by Jennifer Wriggins.
Rape-Law Reform: Its Nature, Origins, and Impact by Ronald J. Berger, Patricia Searles, and W. Lawrence Neuman.

Surviving And Preventing Rape

Rape Trauma Syndrome by Ann Wolbert Burgess.
When You Grow Up an Abused Child... by Christina Glendenning.
Raped: A Male Survivor Breaks His Silence by Fred Pelka.
And He Turned Around and Ran Away by Gail Groves.
Conclusion by P. Searles and R. J. Berger.
Our Stunning Harvest by E. Bass.