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Author: Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Title: James X

Subtitle: A reflection on rape, race, and redemption

Journal: Anthropology Today

Volume: 32

Issue: 5

Year: October 2016 (Published online: October 3, 2016)

Pages: 21-25

ISSN: 0268-540X – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1467-8322 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | Cases: Offenders / James X; Cases: Victims / Nancy Scheper-Hughes; Victims: First-Person Narratives


Link: Wiley Online Library (Restricted Access)


Author: Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Department of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley –, Wikipedia

Abstract: »In this narrative, the author reflects on the circumstances surrounding a rape attempt on her during the civil rights struggle in 1968.« (Source: Anthropology Today)


  Heinous rumours (p. 22)
  Civil rights decorum (p. 22)
  The invisible woman: Nowhere to hide (p. 22)
  Gee's Bend, Alabama (p. 22)
  Triggers, sexual assault and police murders (p. 24)
  Face to face (sort of) with James X (p. 24)
  Final reckoning: Just James (p. 25)

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of the United States / History of the United States (1964–80)