Branche 2012 Rape

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Editors: Raphaëlle Branche and Fabrice Virgili

Title: Rape in Wartime

Subtitle: -

Place: Basingstoke

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Year: 2012

Pages: 256pp.

Series: Genders and Sexualities in History

ISBN-13: 9780230363991 (hardcover) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781137260321 (EPUB) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781137283399 (PDF) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | Types: Wartime Rape

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Raphaelle Branche, Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneEditor's Website, Wikipedia

Fabrice Virgili, UMR Identités, Relations internationales et civilisations de l’Europe, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneWikipedia


  List of Tables and Figures (p. vii)
  Notes on Contributors (p. viii)
  Acknowledgements (p. xiii)
  Writing the History of Rape in Wartime
Raphaëlle Branche, Isabelle Delpha, John Horne, Pieter Lagrou, Daniel Palmieri and Fabrice Virgili (p. 1)
  1 Categorising Rape in Military Law of Modern Russia
Marianna G. Muravyeva (p. 17)
  2 The Unquestioned Crime: Sexual Violence by German Soldiers during the War of Annihilation in the Soviet Union, 1941-45
Regina Mühlhäuser (p. 34)
  3 The Victimisation of the Body and the Body Politic during the Greek Civil War, 1946-49
Katherine Stefatos (p. 47)
  4 Mass Rape and the Inscription of Gendered and Racial Domination during the Bangladesh War of 1971
Nayanika Mookherjee (p. 67)
  5 Rape, Blaming the Victim and Social Control in Paramilitary Enclaves: An Approach to the Case of Colombia
Natalia Suarez Bonilla (p. 79)
  6 After "Teutonic Fury", "Belgian Fury"? Fact and Fiction in the Revenge of Belgian Soldiers in the Rhineland in 1923
Anne Godfroid (p. 90)
  7 The Practices of War, Terror and Imagination: Moor Troops and Rapes during the Spanish Civil War
Maud Joly (p. 103)
  8 Promising Rape: Private Militias against Maoist Guerrillas in the State of Bihar (India)
Alexandre Soucaille (p. 115)
  9 The Weight of Imagination: Rapes and the Legend of Women Snipers in Chechnya
Amandine Régamey (p. 128)
  10 Breaking the Silence: New Approaches to the Consequences of Rape in Some African Conflicts, 1994-2008
Nadine Puechguirbal (p. 140)
  11 The Body That Writes: Reflections on the Process of Writing about Wartime Rape Avoidance in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Tal Nitsán (p. 153)
  12 The Nigerian Civil War of 1967 and the Stigmatisation of Children Born of Rape Victims in Edo State
Adediran Daniel Ikuomola (p. 169)
  13 "Special Decisions": Children Born as the Result of German Rape and Handed Over to Public Assistance during the Great War (1914-18)
Antoine Rivière (p. 184)
  14 The Russians and Germans: Rape during the War and Post-Soviet Memories
Norman M. Naimark (p. 201)
  Select Bibliography (p. 220)
  Index (p. 229)

Description: »A new reflection on rape in wartime, this collection of essays presents 14 case studies, covering conflicts from across the globe, including Greece, Bangladesh, Columbia, Chechnya, Israel, India, Nigeria and Europe. Providing a truly global and interdisciplinary approach - including offerings from experts in legal, anthropological, cultural and gender studies - the authors examine the context in which wartime rape occurs, the specificity of rape as a universally recognised transgression, the place of large scale rape in public memories of war and the long term legacies of rape. They also confront the challenge of writing about intimate forms of violence from both the human and scientific perspective.« (Source: Palgrave Macmillan)

Translation: Branche, Raphaëlle, et al., eds. Viols en temps de guerre. Paris 2011.


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