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Rethinking the victim : gendered violence in Australian women's literature

Author: Anne Brewster; Sue Kossew
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. ©2019
Series: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 67.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rethinking the Victim: Gendered Violence in Australian Literature is the first comprehensive investigation of the multiple and interrelated forms of violence which play out across intimate, familial, colonial and militarised zones in Australian women's literature. Arguing that gendered violence is inflected with sexuality, class, race, ethnicity and many other factors, the book rethinks victimhood and agency from a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brewster, Anne, author.
Rethinking the victim
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
(DLC) 2018054862
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Brewster; Sue Kossew
ISBN: 9781351606912 1351606913 9781351606899 1351606891 9781351606905 1351606905 9781315107387 1315107384
OCLC Number: 1079401295
Description: 1 online resource (251 pages)
Contents: Intimate violations: Gothic and Romance --
Violence against women and girls: Indigenous women's activist poetry --
Broken families, vulnerable children --
War and political violence.
Series Title: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 67.
Responsibility: Anne Brewster and Sue Kossew.

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"Rethinking the Victim: Gendered Violence in Australian Literature is the first comprehensive investigation of the multiple and interrelated forms of violence which play out across intimate, familial, colonial and militarised zones in Australian women's literature. Arguing that gendered violence is inflected with sexuality, class, race, ethnicity and many other factors, the book rethinks victimhood and agency from a feminist perspective and resists the spectacularization of violence against women that is often graphically depicted in cinema, news media and pornography"--

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