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Rape : a history from 1860 to the present day

Author: Joanna Bourke
Publisher: London : Virago, 2008. ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A fascinating, thought-provoking book on the emotive subject of rape from the highly acclaimed author of 'Fear'.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bourke, Joanna.
Rape.
London : Virago, 2008
(OCoLC)681148654
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Bourke
ISBN: 9781844081554 1844081559
OCLC Number: 225443944
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: viii, 565 pages : black and white illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: I. INTRODUCTION: 1. Sexed bodies --
II. LIES: 2. Rape myths ; 3. 'No' means 'Yes' --
III. IDENTITIES: 4. Rapacious bodies ; 5. Brutalizing environments ; 6. The knife (and other invasive therapies) ; 7. The couch (and other interior therapies) --
IV. CASE STUDIES: 8. Female perpetrators, male victims ; 9. Exhibitionists ; 10. Sexual psychopaths --
V. VIOLENT INSTITUTIONS: 11. The home ; 12. The prison ; 13. The military --
VI. LAW: 14. Getting away with rape --
VII. RESISTANCE: 15. Violence, politics, erotics.
Responsibility: Joanna Bourke.

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* A fascinating, thought-provoking book on the emotive subject of rape from the highly acclaimed author of FEAR. 'Joanna Bourke is a talented young historian' SUNDAY TIMES. Now out in paperback  Read more...

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This is a comprehensive survey of sexual criminality over the past 150 years . . . [it] is a thorough, intelligent, and balanced examination of a crime whose prevalence is only rising * Lionel Read more...

 
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