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Author: Shani D'Cruze

Title: Sexual violence in history

Subtitle: A contemporary heritage?

In: Handbook on Sexual Violence

Edited by: Jennifer M. Brown and Sandra L. Walklate

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2012

Pages: 23-51

ISBN-13: 9780415670715 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780415670722 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780203802434 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Medieval History, Modern History | European History: English History


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Abstract: »in Part One, Chapter 1, Shani D'Cruze lays out the historical heritage, showing that the idea of sexual violation implying the loss of a woman's reputation is located in Anglo-Saxon times but still has resonance today. D'Cruze's view is that the continuum of violence provides a powerful critique of the insidious presence of sexual violence in contemporary society.« (Jennifer Brown and Sandra Walklate. »Introduction.« Handbook on Sexual Violence. Edited by Jennifer M. Brown et al. New York 2012: 8)


  Meet Shani D'Cruze (p. 23)
  Introduction (p. 23)
  Rape law and medieval society (p. 25)
  Interpreting Early Modern cases (p. 27)
  Sexual violence, sexual culture and the transition to modernity (p. 31)
  Sexual violence and the law, eighteenth-nineteenth century (p. 33)
  Sexual violence, penality and medical science (p.38)
  Sexual violence and modern warfare (p. 41)
  Modern sexual identities and sexual violence (p. 42)
  Feminism and changing analyses of sexual violence (p. 43)
  Conclusion (p. 44)
  Further reading (p. 46)
  References (p. 46)

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