Rape Narratives In Motion by Ulrika AnderssonRape Narratives In Motion by Ulrika Andersson

Rape Narratives In Motion

byUlrika AnderssonEditorMonika Edgren, Lena Karlsson

Hardcover | April 2, 2019

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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. 

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, Swede...
Title:Rape Narratives In MotionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:265 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 2, 2019Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030138518

ISBN - 13:9783030138516


Table of Contents

1. Being 'a Racist' or Being a Rapist: Race and Gender in the Trial of an Elite Australian Footballer. Deb Watson

 2. Stereotypes, credibility and adversarial justice in English rape trials. Olivia Smith

 3. Evoking culture and place in news narratives about the gang rapes in Rissne and Stureplan. Gabriella Nilsson

 4. Story Worlds in the Making: Intersectional Narratives of Rape in the Case of Hagaman in the Swedish Press. Mona Livholts

 5. Platform Vernaculars and Narratives of Rape: Intersectional Analysis of Sexual Assault on Twitter and Tumblr. Kaitlynn Mendes

 6. Blurred situations - young people's reasoning on sexual consent and boundaries in sexual situations. Charlotta Holmström and Lars Plantin

 7. Revisiting Feminist Debates on Discourse and Experience: The case of men's unwanted sexual encounters. Lena Gunnarsson

 8. Sex and power: How power relations are hidden in the Finnish law on rape and sexual harassment. Johanna Niemi

9. Intersectionality and agency in Swedish court narratives of rape: a historical perspective 1990-2013. Monika Edgren

10. Consent, Agency, and the Victim-Perpetrator Dyad in Vulnerability Theory. Stu Marvel

11. Rape that is rampant but not recognized in Law: Women's Narratives on Marital Rape in India. Nishi Mitra vom Berg

12. The legal and the sexual - Framing sexuality in a setting of rape law and practice. Ulrika Andersson

13. Rape Narratives and 'Trial By Social Media': The Intersectional Politics of Online Witnessing. Tanya Serisier

14. 'I just wanted to tell my story.': Survivor narratives of sexual violence in digital society. Tully O'Neill and Anastasia Powell

15. Testimony received? Hearing/refuting/supporting narratives of sexual violence  online. Lena Karlsson