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    Sexual Violence and the Law in Japan (Asaa Women in Asia Series) (Hardback) By (author) Catherine Burns, Foreword by Louise Edwards

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    DescriptionThis book provides a detailed examination of judicial decision-making in Japanese cases involving sexual violence. It describes the culture of 'eroticised violence' in Japan, which sees the feminine body as culpable, and the legal system which encourages homogeneity and conformity in decision-making, and shows how the legal constraints confronting women claiming sexual assaults are enormous. It includes analysis of specific case studies, and a discussion of recent moves to address the problem.

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    Sexual Violence and the Law in Japan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Catherine Burns, Foreword by Louise Edwards
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415336512
    ISBN 10: 0415336511

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BISAC V2.8: LAW026000
    Ingram Subject Code: LE
    Libri: I-LE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    BISAC V2.8: HIS021000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    BIC subject category V2: GT
    DC22: 345.52/02532
    LC classification: HV6569.J3 B87 2004
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 345.5202532
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    LC classification: HV6569.J3
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC008000
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    Ingram Theme: INDS/ASIAN
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, JBSL, NHTB, NHF, GT
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    30 May 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Catherine Burns lectures in the School of Languages and linguistics, Griffith University, Australia. Her research interests include gender studies, law and popular culture in Japan, and feminist jurisprudence.
    Table of contents
    Prelude: Rape v Murder - or (Excessive) Self-Defence?; 1. Legal Storytelling and Sexual Violence; 2. Hegemonic Masculinity and Guilty Feminine Bodies; 3. Confronting the Japanese Criminal Justice System; 4. Credibility in the Court: Scripting Rape; 5. 'In Truth She Was Probably Very Drunk': Women subject to scrutiny; 6. Markers of Truth: Silencing women in the court; 7. Subversive Stories and Feminist Strategies; 8. Conclusion