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Rape and resistance : understanding the complexities of sexual violation

Author: Linda Alcoff
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sexual violence has become a topic of intense media scrutiny, thanks to the bravery of survivors coming forward to tell their stories. But, unfortunately, mainstream public spheres too often echo reports in a way that inhibits proper understanding of its causes, placing too much emphasis on individual responsibility or blaming minority cultures. In this powerful and original book, Linda MartIn Alcoff aims to correct  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Alcoff
ISBN: 0745691927 9780745691923 0745691919 9780745691916
OCLC Number: 1038006995
Description: vii, 269 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Rape after Foucault --
Global resistance : a new agenda for theory --
The thorny question of experience --
Norming sexual practices --
Sexual subjectivity --
Decolonizing terms --
Speaking "as" / with Laura Gray-Rosendale --
The problem of speaking for myself --
Conclusion : Standing in the intersection.
Responsibility: Linda Martín Alcoff.

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Sexual violence has become a topic of intense media scrutiny, thanks to the bravery of survivors coming forward to tell their stories. But, unfortunately, media reports too often portray sexual  Read more...

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