A History from 1860 to the Present
By (author) Professor Joanna Bourke
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Rape by Professor Joanna Bourke
Book DescriptionJoanna Bourke, author of the critically-acclaimed Fear, unflinchingly and controversially moves away from looking at victims to look at the rapists. She examines the nature of rape, drawing together the work of criminologists, sociologists and psychiatrists to analyse what drives the perpetrators of sexual violence. Rape - A History looks at the perception of rape, both in the mass media and the wider public, and considers the crucial questions of treatment and punishment. Should sexual offenders be castrated? Will Freud's couch or the behaviourists' laboratory work most effectively? Particular groups of offenders such as female abusers, psychopaths and exhibitionists are given special attention here, as are potentially dangerous environments, including the home, prison, and the military. By demystifying the category of the rapist and revealing the specificities of the past, Joanna Bourke dares to consider a future in which sexual violence has been placed outside the human experience.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844081554
(147mm x 201mm x 39mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Joanna Bourke
Story of Pain, Paperback (February 2017)
The story of pain and suffering since the eighteenth century. Prize-winning historian Joanna Bourke charts how our understanding of pain (and how to cope with it) has changed completely over the last three centuries.
Wounding the World, Paperback (July 2015)
Joanna Bourke explores the way that violence and war impinge on the everyday world.
What it Means to be Human, Paperback (March 2013)
Fiercely intelligent, always provocative, Joanna Bourke turns to the subject of the human animal
Rape, Hardback (October 2007)» View all books by Professor Joanna Bourke
* A fascinating, thought-provoking book on the emotive subject of rape from the highly acclaimed author of FEAR. 'Joanna Bourke is a talented young historian' Sunday Times
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Author Biography - Professor Joanna Bourke
Joanna Bourke is a professor of history at Birkbeck College in London. Her book An Intimate History of Killing received critical acclaim, winning the Wolfson History Prize.
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