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Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture

Rape Narratives in Motion

Editors: Andersson, U., Edgren, M., Karlsson, L., Nilsson, G. (Eds.)

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  • Explores how the notions of rape, sex and violence are negotiated through narratives across a variety of settings
  • Draws on empirical data and theory from the fields of sexual violence, narrative studies and feminist theory
  • Speaks to academics, legal practitioners and rape counselling professionals 
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This book critically examines the last few decades of discussion around sex and violence in the media, on social media, in the courtroom and through legislation. The discursive struggles over what constitutes "sexual violence", "victims" and "offenders" is normally determined through narratives: a selective ordering of events and participants. Centrally, the book investigates the social processes involved in the telling of stories of rape and its political implications. From a multidisciplinary feminist perspective, this volume explores what narratives about sexual violence are deemed legitimate at this historical juncture. This volume brings together feminist scholars working in a wide variety of disciplines including law, legal studies, history, gender studies, ethnology, media, criminology and social work from across the globe. Through situated empirical work, these scholars seek to understand currents movements between the criminal justice system and the cultural imagination. 

About the authors

Ulrika Andersson is Associate Professor in Criminal Law, Lund University, Sweden.

Monika Edgren is Professor of Gender Studies at Malmö University, Sweden.

Lena Karlsson is Associate Professor at the Department of Gender Studies, Lund University, Sweden.

Gabriella Nilsson is Associate Professor of Ethnology at Lund University, Sweden. 

Reviews

“This is a great book – truly international and interdisciplinary. It reveals the power of narratives to shape our understanding of rape and, hopefully, this knowledge can help us to develop better, more transformative, responses to sexual violence. The book draws on feminist conceptual thinking around the power of narratives, while also providing insightful legal analyses and reform recommendations.” (Professor Clare McGlynn, Durham Law School, Durham University , Law School, Durham University, Palatine Building, Durham, UK)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introductory Chapter: Rape Narratives in Motion

    Pages 1-16

    Andersson, Ulrika (et al.)

  • Excluding Power from a Narrative: Sexual Harassment in a Criminal Law Reform

    Pages 17-41

    Niemi, Johanna

  • Conditional Vulnerability: Rape Narratives in Swedish Courts, 1990–2014

    Pages 43-69

    Edgren, Monika

  • Narratives, Credibility and Adversarial Justice in English and Welsh Rape Trials

    Pages 71-99

    Smith, Olivia

  • The Visible Vagina: Swedish Legal Narratives About Rape Through the Lens of Gender, Place and Vulnerability

    Pages 101-118

    Andersson, Ulrika

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eBook $89.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13852-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13851-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rape Narratives in Motion
Editors
  • Ulrika Andersson
  • Monika Edgren
  • Lena Karlsson
  • Gabriella Nilsson
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13852-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13852-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13851-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 265
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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