Whitlock 2010 Warfare

Title Information

Author: Gillian Whitlock

Title: Remediating Gorilla Girl

Subtitle: Rape Warfare and the Limits of Humanitarian Storytelling

Journal: Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly

Volume: 33

Issue: 3

Year: Summer 2010

Pages: 471-497

ISSN: 0162-4962 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1529-1456 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Congolese History | Types: Wartime Rape

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Author: Gillian Whitlock, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland

Abstract: »Dian Fossey and the gorillas remain familiar figures in the global public sphere. But how do their life stories relate to the ongoing presence of mourning and violence in central Africa now? This essay considers feminist engagements with the "distant suffering" of victims of rape warfare at this unique contact zone where species meet.« [Source: Biography]


  Thresholds of Difference (p. 474)
  The Biography of Gorilla Girl (p. 476)
  Cultivating Curiosity (p. 478)
  Celebrity (p. 480)
  Gendered Vulnerability (p. 483)
  The Greatest Silence (p. 485)
  Notes (p. 491)
  Works Cited (p. 495)

Wikipedia: War rape

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