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.

October 6, 2012

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
Volume: 7
Issue: 4
Year: October 2012
Pages: 282-297
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]

ART: Myths about male rape

Authors: Jessica A. Turchik and Katie M. Edwards
Title: Myths about male rape
Subtitle: A literature review
Journal: Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Year: April 2012
Pages: 211-226
ISSN: 1524-9220 - eISSN: 1939-151X
Language: English
Full Text: PsycNET [Restricted access]

Abstract: »Rape myths are one way in which sexual violence has been sustained and justified through history and modern times. However, there has been a dearth of scholarship about rape myths concerning male victims. This paper reviews the historical origins, development, and current manifestations of male rape myths prevalent in Western society. Specifically, we review male rape myths and their origins in the areas of medicine, law, media, the military, and incarcerated settings. The paper also delineates possible means for eradicating male rape myths at the individual, institutional, and societal levels.« [Source: Psychology of Men & Masculinity]

BOOK: The Violence of the Scripture

Author: Eric A. Seibert
Title: The Violence of the Scripture
Subtitle: Overcoming the Old Testament's Troubling Legacy
Place: Minneapolis, MN
Publisher: Fortress Press
Year: 2012
Pages: 232pp.
Language: English

CFP: Zombies, Sex and Sexuality

Book: Anthology on Zombies, Sex and Sexuality
Editors: Steve Jones; Shaka Paul McGlotten
Submission deadline for proposals: November 9, 2012

Description: »Over the last decade, the zombie has become ever-more popular as a horror archetype. That renaissance has been accompanied by a surge of academic interest in the monster; a wealth of new scholarship that has offered new insights into the cultural, social and philosophical significance of the undead. However, few of those contributions have focused specifically on the issues of sex and sexuality. ... This anthology seeks to investigate zombie sexuality in all its forms and manifestations.«

More information: CFP website

CFP: Historical tragedies and past human rights abuses

Journal: Journal of International Crimes and History
Editor: Deniz Altinbas
Submission deadline: November 30, 2012

Description: »The Journal of International Crimes and History invites submissions related to historical tragedies and past human rights abuses as well as current legal debates addressing international crimes and the courts and tribunals that have jurisdiction over these crimes.«

More information: H-Net Announcements

CFP: Gender Questions

Journal: Gender Questions
Editors: Jessica Murray, Elbie van den Berg
Submission deadline: February 22, 2013

Description: »The journal will serve as a forum for scholarly research on all aspects of gender studies, including feminist research, studies in masculinities, LGBT and queer studies.«

More information: H-Net Announcements

CFP: Irish Crime

Journal: √Čire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies
Guest Editors: Ian Campbell Ross, William Meier
Submission deadline: September 1, 2013

Description: »The guest editors seek essays that explore crime and criminality in Ireland from historical and literary perspectives, as well as submissions that draw upon methods including (but not confined to) criminology, geography, film studies, the visual arts, and music, in order to broaden our understanding of the nature and significance of crime in modern Irish society and culture.«

More information: H-Net Announcements