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Public rape : representing violation in fiction and film

Author: Tanya Horeck
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Sussex studies in culture and communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author considers the public investment in images of rape and the figure of the raped woman. Introducing the idea of "public rape", she looks at how images of rape - from news stories to Hollywood films and popular fiction - serve as cultural fantasies of sexual, racial and class difference. The author argues that the concept of fantasy, while much maligned in traditional feminist writing on sexual violence, is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tanya Horeck
ISBN: 041528855X 9780415288552 0415288568 9780415288569
OCLC Number: 52990767
Description: viii, 188 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Part I. Primal scenes. 1. Origin stories : rape, fantasy and the foundations of feminism --
2. Body politics : Rousseau's Le Lévite d'Ephraim --
Part II. The spectacle of rape. 3. Rape is not a spectator sport : the New Bedford Big Dan's gang rape --
4. They did worse than nothing : rape and spectatorship in The Accused --
Part III. Rewriting rape. 5. More intimate than violence : Sarah Dunant's Transgressions --
6. Rape on tape? Raw Deal : A Question of Consent --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Sussex studies in culture and communication.
Responsibility: Tanya Horeck.

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In Public Rape Tanya Horeck considers the public investment in images of rape and the figure of the raped woman.  Read more...

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