Public Rape: Representing Violation in Fiction and Film by Tanya HoreckPublic Rape: Representing Violation in Fiction and Film by Tanya Horeck

Public Rape: Representing Violation in Fiction and Film

byTanya HoreckEditorTanya Horeck

Paperback | December 16, 2003

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Second-wave feminism fought to end the blanket silence shrouding rape and bring it to public attention. Now feminist critics must confront a different issue. In Public Rape Tanya Horeck considers the public investment in images of rape and the figure of the raped woman. Introducing the idea of 'public rape', Horeck looks at how images of rape serve as cultural fantasies of sexual, racial and class difference. Looking at rape in real life as well as in literature and films such as The Accused and Boys Don't Cry, Horek reveals how representations of rape raise vital questions about the relationship between reality and fantasy, and between violence and spectacle
Title:Public Rape: Representing Violation in Fiction and FilmFormat:PaperbackPublished:December 16, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415288568

ISBN - 13:9780415288569


Editorial Reviews

"This is a thoroughly absorbing and thought-provoking study of representations of rape across a range of media forms, from Rousseau to reality TV. The questions it raises about the significance of public fantasies of rape in relation to spectatorship and the civic bond make it essential reading for anyone engaged in cultural and media studies."-Carrie Tarr, Kingston University, UK ""Public Rape is a fascinating study of textual and cinematic representations of rape. On the deepest level, Horeck successfully argues rape discourse to reveal crucial aspects of how we are encouraged to relate to representation, exploring the complex relationships among images of sexual violation and anxieties about spectatorship and rapidly changing visual technologies. This book will change the way in which we think about rape as well as opening new ways of thinking about how representations affect us."-Amelia Jones, University of Manchester, UK