Halpern 2009 Rape

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Author: Iris Halpern

Title: Rape, Incest, and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Subtitle: On Alabama's Legal Construction of Gender and Sexuality in the Context of Racial Subordination

Journal: Columbia Journal of Gender and Law

Volume: 18

Issue: 3

Year: 2009

Pages: 743-806

ISSN: 1062-6220 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | U.S. History | Representations: Literature / Harper Lee

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Abstract: »A literary criticism of the book "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee is presented. It explores the narratives of gender and sexuality interwoven into the story. The author wishes to show how the characters and plot criticized temporal constructions of gender and heteronormativity as supporting racial signification and hierarchy.« (Source: EBSCOhost Connection)


  I. Context
  II. With Race in Mind: Narratives of Gender and Sexuality in To Kill a Mockingbird
  III. Incest and Rape: Alabama Law from 1930 to 1960
  IV. Conclusion

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Added: April 26, 2014 | Last updated: April 26, 2014