Feinstein 2013 Violence

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Speaker: Rachel Feinstein

Title: Sexual Violence and the Rape of Black Women from Slavery to Present-day

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Conference: 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology: Expanding the Core: Neglected Crimes, Groups, Causes and Policy Approaches (November 20-23, 2013)

Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Date: November 20, 2013

Language: English

Keywords: 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century | U.S. History | Types: Interracial Rape



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Speaker: Rachel Feinstein, Sociology Department, Carthage CollegeAcademia.edu

Abstract: »The purpose of this research is to investigate the gendered and racialized contexts in which interracial rape of black women by white men occurred during three time periods: Slavery, Jim Crow Segregation, and present-day. Previous scholars have analyzed the contexts in which women are more prone to rape; however, past analyses have focused predominantly on white female victims and the role of gender and sexism, leaving factors like race and racism out of the analysis with regards to black female victims. This study will contribute to the conceptualization of interracial rape by incorporating an analysis of the racial and gender structures influencing the broader phenomenon of sexual violence. Tracing the experiences of interracial rape through three time periods reveals connections between the vulnerabilities and neutralizations involved in past and present-day interracial rape. Original sources including diaries, slave narratives, court cases, as well as secondary data will be analyzed from the later parts of Slavery (1800-1865), Jim Crow Segregation (1890-1965), and the present day (2008-2012). The theoretical framework developed through this analysis is anticipated to elucidate the contexts in which women of color are most at risk for experiencing interracial rape, which may also be applicable to similarly subordinated groups.« (Source: All Academic)


Added: December 13, 2014 – Last updated: December 13, 2014