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Palgrave Macmillan

The Politics of Sexual Violence

Rape, Identity and Feminism

ISBN 9781137461711
Publication Date October 2015
Formats No other formats available
Publisher Palgrave Pivot

With the recent media interest in celebrity childhood sexual abuse and rape cases, we think we know what sexual violence is and who 'rape victims' are. However, this portrayal is limited because sexual violence is compartmentalised into stranger or date rape, and 'rape victims' are categorised as innocent or responsible. Trivialisation and sensationalisation erase certain experiences from cultural consciousness.

Drawing on in-depth and emotive accounts from women who have experienced rape, and a range of feminist theories, this book provides the missing detail to present more accurately the reality of rape. Revisiting issues of identity, credibility, responsibility, and the transformative politics of SlutWalk, this book questions the predominance of psychology as the defining authority on sexual violence and the misogyny of rape culture. This book will appeal to both practitioners and scholars.

Alison Healicon has worked in the voluntary sexual and domestic violence sector for 25 years. She is currently a tutor on the Applied Community and Youth Work Studies programme at the University of Manchester, UK, and holds a doctorate from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

1. Sexual Violence

2. Identity

3. Credibility

4. Responsibility

5. Agency

6. Practice


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