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Author: Diane Bell

Title: Intraracial Rape Revisited

Subtitle: On Forging a Feminist Future Beyond Factions and Frightening Politics

Journal: Women's Studies International Forum

Volume: 14

Issue: 5

Year: 1991 (Published online: July 16, 2002)

Pages: 385-412

ISSN: 0277-5395 – Find a Library: WordCat | ISSN: 1879-243X – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Oceanian History: Australian History



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Abstracts:

– »Here I revisit three contentious issues: intraracial rape, feminist theorising around race and gender, and the problematics of cross-cultural collaboration (see Bell & Nelson, 1989). I begin by examining the modes of analysis of abuse of Aboriginal women as revealed in recent reports, and offer comparative case material from North America. With particular reference to the shifting bases of my relationship to Topsy Napurrula Nelson, I trace a personal, partial, and hidden history of an idea, that is, a more empowering feminist future may be envisaged by grounding our theorising on questions of gender, race and violence in the possibility of relationality. I suggest that the propensity to engage in social construct boundary maintenance is obscuring the fact that it is women who are being brutalised. With reference to the handling of violence against women by the courts and by "communities," I argue cross-cultural collaborations and enunciation of women's law can empower women. Forging a sustainable vision of a meaningful future in the current crisis requires that the needs of woman be addressed; that in pursuit of the politics of difference we not lose sight of questions of power; that the politics of law, the nation state, the academy, and Aboriginal liberation struggles that shape the "master narratives," are interrogated from within and from "elsewhere."« (Source: Women's Studies International Forum)

– »Discusses three contentious issues: intraracial rape, feminist theorizing around race and gender, and the problematics of cross-cultural collaboration. The author begins by examining the modes of analysis of abuse of Aboriginal women as revealed in recent reports, and offers comparative case material from North America. With particular reference to the shifting bases of her relationship to Topsy Napurrula Nelson, the author then traces a personal, partial, and hidden history of an idea, that is, that a more empowering feminist future may be envisaged by grounding the theorizing on questions of gender, race, and violence in the possibility of relationality. The propensity to engage in social construct boundary maintenance obscures the fact that it is women who are being brutalized.« (Source: Historical Abstracts)

Contents:

  Synopsis (p. 385)
  Speaking Out about Rape Again (p. 385)
  Recent Research and Intraracial Rape (p. 387)
  The Rhetoric of Violence and the Violence of Rhetoric (p. 389)
  "Field" Relations: Gender and Race (p. 391)
  Other Fields of Gender and Race (p. 395)
  Relationality Generalised: The Case of the Fighting Women (p. 400)
  Custom and Community: A Few Feminist Cautions (p. 402)
  Engendered Violence: Rewriting the Master Narratives (p. 406)
  Endnotes (p. 408)
  References (p. 410)

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