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Description - Lewd Women and Wicked Witches by Marianne Hester

During the 1970s and 1980s feminists increasingly came to recognise how the eroticisation of women's inferiority, and male sexual violence are both central to the maintenance and perpetuation of male power over women. These issues were largely taken up by radical and especially revolutionary feminists. Marianne Hester, in this book, attempts to explain how women's experience of male sexual violence, through rape and sexual abuse, can lead to an understanding of male power over women. Her analysis also helps us to understand male power in other historical periods. The book focuses on two very separate events and periods: the development of a revolutionary feminist theory of sexuality in response to male sexual violence in the present day, and the withch hunts of early modern England. While stressing the socio-historical specificity and distinct characteristics of men's and women's lives within the twentieth century on the one hand and the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries on the other, she argues that the witch hunts may be seen as an historically specific example of male violence. Relying on an eroticised construct of women's inferiority they were a part of the ongoing attempt by men to maintain their power over women.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415070713
ISBN-10: 0415070716
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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