Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

August 4, 2012

ART: Incestuous rape, abjection, and the colonization of psychic space in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night

Author: Emy Koopman
Title: Incestuous rape, abjection, and the colonization of psychic space in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night
Subtitle: -
Journal: Journal of Postcolonial Writing
Date: June 6, 2012
ISSN: 1744-9855 - eISSN: 1744-9863
Language: English
Full Text: Taylor & Francis Online [Restricted access]

Abstract: »Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye (1970) and Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night (1996) both apply a strategy of connecting rape to other forms of oppression, suggesting that incest is at least partly the result of the dynamics of being colonized and “othered”. This article brings out the problematics of closely associating colonization and (incestuous) rape by exploring the associations made in these two novels. It uses Kelly Oliver’s concept of “the colonization of psychic space” to argue that the novels demonstrate that without a positive space of meaning, victims of racial oppression and of sexual violence find themselves among the abjected. The close association made between colonization and incest is criticized for ignoring the specificity of the processes by which incest and rape function to make one feel abjected.« [Source: Journal of Postcolonial Writing]

ART: Urban, Suburban, and Rural Variations in Separation/Divorce Rape/Sexual Assault

Authors: Callie Marie Rennison, Walter S. DeKeseredy, and Molly Dragiewicz
Title: Urban, Suburban, and Rural Variations in Separation/Divorce Rape/Sexual Assault
Subtitle: Results From the National Crime Victimization Survey
Journal: Feminist Criminology
Date: March 20, 2012
ISSN: 1557-0851 - eISSN: 1557-086X
Language: English
Full Text: SAGE Journals [Restricted access]

Abstract: »To date, no large study has looked at whether separation/divorce sexual assault varies across urban, suburban, and rural areas. The authors use 1992-2009 NCVS (National Crime Victimization Survey) data to estimate the percentage of separation/divorce sexual assault against women in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In addition, the authors identify and compare the relative risk of sexual assault victimization for women across areas. Findings indicate that a higher percentage of rural divorced/separated women were victims of rape/sexual assault than were urban divorced/separated women. In addition, rural separated women are victims of intimate rape/sexual assault at significantly higher rates than their suburban and urban counterparts.« [Source: Feminist Criminology]

RADIO: Megan's law

Title: Megan's law
Program: Witness
Channel: BBC World Service
Date: July 30, 2012
Language: English
Duration: 09:02 min.

Description: »In 1994 a little girl was raped and murdered - her death led to a change in US law.« [Source: BBC]

Podcast: BBC

CFP: Military History

Journal: International Bibliography of Military History
Editors: Mauro Mantovani, Marco Wyss
Submission deadlines: April 1 and September 1

Description: »The Bibliographical Committee of the International Commission of Military History (ICMH) encourages to submit contributions to the International Bibliography of Military History (IBMH), anytime.«

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