Citizenship, Gender and Diversity

Politicizing Rape and Pornography

1970s Feminist Movements in France and Norway

Authors: Korsvik, Trine Rogg

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  • Analyzes how rape and pornography was framed as gendered political questions by WLM activists in France and Norway
  • Compares two important historical movements which at the time had minimal direct contact with each other
  • Uses a range of primary sources, such as movement texts, newspapers, audiovisual material and interviews with former activists
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This book examines how feminist movements in Norway and France have politicized rape, pornography and sexual exploitation of women from the 1970s to the present. Through a cross-national comparison, it provides insights into why the fight against rape became top priority for French feminists in the 1970s; what kind of strategies the feminist movements used when politicizing sex and violence; who the opponents of the feminist mobilizations were, and who the allies were; as well as what the feminist movements achieved and what the costs of the battles were. This book provides historical context for contemporary and contentious debates about the tension between feminism and sexual freedom, about sexual liberation and abuse, and about the limits of freedom of expression.

This text is relevant for students in history, sociology, health, political science, comparative politics and interdisciplinary gender studies. It is also relevant for researchers and activists who are concerned with the history of feminism, feminist politics and sexual politics.


About the authors

Trine Rogg Korsvik is Senior Advisor at Kilden genderresearch.no in Norway, a national knowledge centre for gender perspectives and gender balance in research, and has taught at the Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo. She holds a PhD in history, with a specialization in the history of women’s movements and feminism.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • The Sexual Revolution and the Women’s Liberation Movement

    Pages 1-45

    Korsvik, Trine Rogg

  • Addressing the Problem: Rape and Pornography Become Feminist Political Issues

    Pages 47-93

    Korsvik, Trine Rogg

  • The Women’s Liberation Movement Takes to the Streets Against Rape and Pornography

    Pages 95-164

    Korsvik, Trine Rogg

  • Success and Criticism of the Campaigns Against Rape and Pornography

    Pages 165-229

    Korsvik, Trine Rogg

  • Politicizing Rape and Pornography—What Now?

    Pages 231-268

    Korsvik, Trine Rogg

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Politicizing Rape and Pornography
Book Subtitle
1970s Feminist Movements in France and Norway
Authors
Translated by
Rogg, E.
Series Title
Citizenship, Gender and Diversity
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55639-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55639-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55638-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 297
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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