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    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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    A History from 1860 to the Present
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joanna Bourke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844081554
    ISBN 10: 1844081559

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBT, JKV
    BISAC V2.8: PSY016000, POL019000, SOC004000
    DC22: 364.1532
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: NHT, JKV
    Illustrations note
    Integrated: 20, int pix
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    03 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    Academically rigorous ... elegant, readable and gripping OBSERVER Launches a disciplined and chilling account ... unflinching GUARDIAN Thought-provoking at every turn INDEPENDENT This is a comprehensive survey of sexual criminality over the past 150 years ... [it] is a thorough, intelligent, and balanced examination of a crime whose prevalence is only rising Lionel Shriver, FT