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Author: David Andrews

Title: The rape-revenge film

Subtitle: Biocultural implications

Journal: Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media

Volume: -

Issue: 54

Year: Fall 2012

Pages: -

ISSN: 0146-5546 – Find a Library: Open Access Journal

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | Representations: Films; Victims: Revenge



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Link: Jump Cut (Free Access)



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Abstracts:

»This article looks at rape-revenge movies from a biocultural perspective, using sexual-selection theory to understand rape-revenge conventions.« (Source: Jump Cut)

»The article focuses on rape and revenge-themed motion pictures from a biocultural point of view. Topics discussed include the use of sexual-selection theory to study rape-revenge conventions, positioning rape-revenge scenarios in the context of debates in evolutionary psychology, and the construction of rape as a special crime. Also mentioned are the use of flashbacks in rape-revenge films, a reliance on torture porn, and the evolutionary costs of rape.« (Source: EBSCOhost Connection)

Contents:

  Rape-revenge: the scholarship
  Evolutionary intertwining of rape and revenge
  Communicating the special-ness of rape
  Evolutionary investments in revenge
  Conclusion
  Notes

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