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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.

September 28, 2013

ART: Female Sexual Homicide Offenders: An Analysis of the Offender Racial Profiles in Offending Process

Authors: Heng Choon (Oliver) Chang, Autumn M. Frei, and Wade C. Myers
Title: Female Sexual Homicide Offenders
Subtitle: An Analysis of the Offender Racial Profiles in Offending Process
Journal: Forensic Science International
Year: September 16, 2013 (Online before print)
Pages: 28 pages
Language: English

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ART: Female Sexual Homicide Offenders: An Examination of an Underresearched Offender Population

Authors: Heng Choon (Oliver) Chang and Autumn Frei
Title: Female Sexual Homicide Offenders
Subtitle: An Examination of an Underresearched Offender Population
Journal: Homicide Studies
Volume: 17
Issue: 1
Year: February 2013
Pages: 96-118
Language: English

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ART: Drawing Sexual Violence in Wartime China: Anti-Japanese Propaganda Cartoons

Author: Louise Edwards
Title: Drawing Sexual Violence in Wartime China
Subtitle: Anti-Japanese Propaganda Cartoons
Journal: The Journal of Asian Studies
Volume: 72
Issue: 3
Year: August 2013
Pages: 563-586
Language: English

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ART: The Giles-Johnson Case and the Changing Politics of Sexual Violence in the 1960s United States

Author: Catherine O. Jacquet
Title: The Giles-Johnson Case and the Changing Politics of Sexual Violence in the 1960s United States
Subtitle: -
Journal: Journal of Women's History
Volume: 25
Issue: 3
Year: Fall 2013
Pages: 188-211
Language: English

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ART: Reading Playboy for the Articles: The Graying of Rape Myths in Black and White Text, 1953-2003

Author: Heather Hensman Kettrey
Title: Reading Playboy for the Articles
Subtitle: The Graying of Rape Myths in Black and White Text, 1953-2003
Journal: Violence Against Women
Volume: 19
Issue: 8
Year: August 2013
Pages: 968-994
Language: English

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ART: Sex and Execution: Deuteronomy 22:20-24

Author: Caryn A. Reeder
Title: Sex and Execution
Subtitle: Deuteronomy 22:20-24
Journal: The Expository Times
Volume: 124
Issue: 6
Year: 2013
Pages: 272-281
Language: English

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BOOK: Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex Slaves

Author: Peipei Qiu
Title: Chinese Comfort Women
Subtitle: Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex Slaves
Place: Vancouver and Toronto
Publisher: UBC Press
Year: 2013
Pages: 280pp.
Language: English

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REPORT: Sexual Violence in the Conflicts of the DRC

Author: Ida Klockmann
Title: Sexual Violence in the Conflicts of the DRC
Subtitle: -
Place: Roskilde
Publisher: Department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University
Year: 2013
Pages: 69pp.
Language: English

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REV: Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

Reviewer: Marcel Berni
Reviewed Book: Turse, Nick. Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam. New York 2013.
Mailing List: H-Soz-u-Kult
Year: September 20, 2013
Language: German

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REV: Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

Reviewer: Gerald Caplan
Reviewed Book: Turse, Nick. Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam. New York 2013.
Journal: The Globe and Mail
Year: May 3, 2013
Language: English

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REV: Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

Reviewer: Gerald Caplan
Reviewed Book: Turse, Nick. Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam. New York 2013.
Journal: Journal of Genocide Research
Volume: 15
Issue: 3
Year: 2013
Pages: 370-373
Language: English

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REV: Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

Reviewer: Tom Gallaher
Reviewed Book: Turse, Nick. Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam. New York 2013.
Journal: Los Angeles Review of Books
Year: August 4, 2013
Language: English

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REV: Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

Reviewers: David Hunt and Mark P. Bradley
Reviewed Book: Turse, Nick. Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam. New York 2013.
Journal: Critical Asian Studies
Volume: 45
Issue: 3
Year: 2013
Pages: 499-504
Language: English

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REV: Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

Reviewer: Alfred W. McCoy
Reviewed Book: Turse, Nick. Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam. New York 2013.
Journal: History News Network
Year: February 22, 2013
Language: English

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REV: Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

Reviewer: John Tirman
Reviewed Book: Turse, Nick. Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam. New York 2013.
Journal: The Washington Post
Year: January 25, 2013
Language: English

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REV: Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

Reviewer: Peter Van Buren
Reviewed Book: Turse, Nick. Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam. New York 2013.
Journal: The Huffington Post
Year: March 18, 2013
Language: English

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REV: Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

Reviewer: Thomas B. Weyant
Reviewed Book: Turse, Nick. Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam. New York 2013.
Mailing List: H-1960s
Year: July 2013
Language: English

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REV: Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching

Reviewer: Giselle Roberts
Reviewed Book: Feimster, Crystal N. Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching. Cambridge 2009.
Journal: Journal of Women's History
Volume: 25
Issue: 1
Year: Spring 2013
Pages: 217-224
Language: English

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RADIO: Der Fall Arnold

Title: Der Fall Arnold
Program: ARD radiofeature
Channel: ARD
Date: September 25, 2013
Duration: 52:57 min.
Language: German
Description: »Ein Mann wurde wegen Vergewaltigung verurteilt. Das angebliche Opfer stand nun, zehn Jahre später wegen Freiheitsberaubung vor Gericht. Das musste klären: Welche Aussage ist glaubhaft? Wer ist glaubwürdig?«

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CFP: War, Culture and Society

Series: War, Culture and Society
Series Editor: Stephen McVeigh
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Submission deadline for abstracts: February 1, 2014
More information: H-Net Announcements

Description: »We are seeking volume proposals for the series’ second wave of interdisciplinary research monographs which address the interrelated issues of war, culture and society and provide parallel and complementary military historical and socio-cultural investigations of 20th and 21st century war and conflict.«

CFP: Sensational Violence: "The Mysteries Which Are At Our Own Doors"

Conference: 2014 Annual Conference of the Midwest Victorian Studies Association
Place: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Date: April 11-14, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: October 31, 2013
More information: CFP website

Description: »This seminar will welcome scholars interested in the capacity of the sensation novel and/or the sensational press to scrutinize violence in what Victorians strove to construct as the “private” sphere—that is, to expose spousal violence, sexual violence, violence against children, and related domestic crimes. We also invite papers that consider how such texts constructed privacy even as they exploded the very notion of a private sphere free of public surveillance.«

CFP: Violence

Conference: 12th Global Conference: Violence
Place: Lisbon, Portugal
Date: May 2-4, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: December 6, 2013
More information: Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Description: »This conference is one of a continuing series that aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on Violence. Our intention is to contribute to the body of thought which seeks to understand the nature and causes of this endemic feature of society. Such a complex phenomenon has many faces, a multitude of contexts (real or imagined), and many possible explanations in relation to causation and to the role Violence has played and still plays in societies all over the world and at every stage of development. Perpetrators may be states, political or religious factions within states, military groups, state or private institutions, communities, gangs, families or individuals. The range of possible victims is equally diverse and possible explanations range across historical, cultural, political, ethical, literary, functional, psychological, criminological, sociological, biological and economic sources. We therefore invite contributions from any and all of these disciplinary areas.«

CFP: Femininities and Masculinites

Conference: 4th Global Conference: Femininities and Masculinites
Place: Lisbon, Portugal
Date: May 2-4, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: December 8, 2013
More information: Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Description:
»The following project aims at an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and perspectives on the issues of femininities and masculinities in the 21st century. It invites ground-breaking research on a plethora of topics connected with gender, to propose an interdisciplinary view of the frontiers and to stake out new territories in the study of femininities and masculinities.
... We also propose to produce cross-over sessions between two and possibly all three groups – and we welcome proposals which deal with the relationship between evil, women, femininity and/or violence and/or femininities and masculinities.«

September 21, 2013

ART: Gewalt in Wiener Heimen zwischen 1945 und 1990: Eine retrospektive Studie aus psychotraumatologischer Perspektive

Authors: Ernst Berger and Tamara Katschnig
Title: Gewalt in Wiener Heimen zwischen 1945 und 1990
Subtitle: Eine retrospektive Studie aus psychotraumatologischer Perspektive
Journal: neuropsychiatrie
Volume: Published before print
Year: September 2013
Pages: 8 pages
ISSN: 0948-6259 - eISSN: 2194-1327
Language: German
Full Text: SpringerLink [Restricted Access]

Abstract:
»Background information
Commissioned by the victims-organisation ‘Weißer Ring’, we conducted 130 interviews (34% female, 66% male, medium age of 53.6 years) during a period of 12 months (March 2011–March 2012). All of them reported that they had been traumatised children in residential care (1946–1975: 70%, 1976–1990: 25%). The interviews primarily aimed at providing expert estimates of the consequences of individual traumas in order to establish a valid basis for compensation. The later evaluation of the interviews allows insight in to forms and quantity of subjective experiences of trauma and of their consequences for later life; although—due to the sampling procedures—no reliable generalisations about the entire system of Social Pedagogy of the City of Vienna are possible. All 130 one-hour long, clinical-biographic interviews were conducted by the same expert (who has qualifications in general and in adolescent psychiatry).
Results
98.5% report experiences of psychic, 96.2% of bodily and 46.9% of sexual violence. 45.5% also report some positive experiences (independent of the form of experienced violence). There are significantly more reports about the frequency of physical violence during 1946–1975, however not about other forms of violence than from the later years. Problems in later life emerge more frequently after experiences of sexual violence, such as instable career trajectories, instable partnerships, psychopathological symptoms and severe turbulences in one’s life history. The experiences of physical violence correlate significantly higher with instable career trajectories and (not significantly) with criminal tendencies. The frequency of later psychiatric care is related to the length of time spent in residential care (but not significantly).« [Source: neuropsychiatrie]

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ART: Foul Play: Rape, Murder, and the Medieval Theater of Everyday Life

Author: Jody Enders
Title: Foul Play
Subtitle: Rape, Murder, and the Medieval Theater of Everyday Life
Journal: Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales et Humanistes
Volume: -
Issue: 25
Year: 2013
Pages: 145-164
ISSN: 1272-9752 - eISSN: 1955-2424
Language: English

Abstract: »Drawing on medieval forensic rhetoric on one hand and performance studies on the other, I argue that a complex murder mystery of 1474 rivals any modern-day tale of “true crime” that we might imagine. Here, the investigation and punishment of murder are aided and abetted – but also foiled and avenged – by the principles and practices of spectatorship in the ultimate foul play. In addition to shedding new light on the spectacular nature of police deception during interrogations, this case demonstrates that the theatrical underpinnings of any legal verdict suggest not the “truth-speaking” of a literal verdict but the “true-seeming” of dramatic verisimilitude. Most troubling of all: as the legally believable joins the theatrically persuasive, crime is interpreted through literary conventions of dramatic emplotment, only to culminate in a finding of guilt and spectacular death penalty which are based on a dispositive absence of evidence.« [Source: Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales et Humanistes]

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ART: "Das Tabu durchbrochen!"

Authors: Florian Gathmann, Ann-Kathrin Müller, and Christian Teevs
Title: "Das Tabu durchbrochen!"
Subtitle: -
Journal: Der Spiegel
Volume: -
Issue: 36
Year: September 2, 2013
Pages: 36-37
ISSN: 0038-7452
Language: German

Abstract: »Bis heute leugnet die FDP, pädophile Positionen unterstützt zu haben. Archivunterlagen belegen hingegen, wie tolerant die Partei gegenüber sexuellen Missbrauch war.« [Source: Der Spiegel]

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ART: The Giles-Johnson Case and the Changing Politics of Sexual Violence in the 1960s United States

Author: Catherine O. Jacquet
Title: The Giles-Johnson Case and the Changing Politics of Sexual Violence in the 1960s United States
Subtitle: -
Journal: Journal of Women's History
Volume: 25
Issue: 3
Year: Fall 2013
Pages: 188-211
ISSN: 1042-7961 - eISSN: 1527-2036
Language: English
Full Text: Project MUSE [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »The historical scholarship on black-on-white rape has focused mainly on the oppression of black men and firmly cast white women only as false accusers. While radically politicized groups like communists in the 1930s and civil rights activists in the 1950s deployed the trope of the lying white woman to defend black men accused of rape, by the mid-twentieth century the mainstream culture began to embrace this rhetoric. I am interested in how a new consensus was formed around this rhetoric and what that meant for movements that organized for justice around sexual violence. In this article, I use the Giles-Johnson case, an instance of alleged black-on-white sexual violence, to examine how white mainstream America embraced the trope of the lying white woman at this time. This article challenges the assumptions of the false claim and begins to examine the complex interplay of racialized and sexualized constructions in cases of black-on-white rape.« [Source: Journal of Women's History]

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ART: African Americans Wrongly Convicted of Sexual Assault Against Whites: Eyewitness Error and Other Case Features

Authors: Matthew B. Johnson, Shakina Griffith, and Carlene Y. Barnaby
Title: African Americans Wrongly Convicted of Sexual Assault Against Whites
Subtitle: Eyewitness Error and Other Case Features
Journal: Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
Volume: 11
Issue: 4
Year: 2013
Pages: 277-294
ISSN: 1537-7938 - eISSN: 1537-7946
Language: English
Full Text: Taylor & Francis Online [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »A total of 35 African American men who were wrongly convicted of sexual assault against Whites were identified through review of journalist, scholarly, Web-based, and published legal decisions. Most of the cases occurred during the 1982–1992 decade and involved postconviction DNA exonerations. Consistent with the literature on wrongful convictions, erroneous eyewitness identification by the assault victim was a major source of error. Other factors that contributed to the wrongful convictions were coerced false confessions, all-White juries, discounted alibis, misconduct by officials, flawed expert testimony, and hue-and-cry circumstances. The construction of the image of the Black sexual predator as well as the challenges presented by cross-racial identification also are discussed.« [Source: Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice]

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ART: Critical Mediations: Haewon Chinhon Kut, a Shamanic Ritual for Korean “Comfort Women”

Author: David J. Kim
Title: Critical Mediations
Subtitle: Haewon Chinhon Kut, a Shamanic Ritual for Korean “Comfort Women”
Journal: positions: asia critique
Volume: 21
Issue: 3
Year: Summer 2013
Pages: 725-754
ISSN: 1067-9847 - eISSN: 1527-8271
Language: English
Full Text: Duke University Press [Restricted Access], Project MUSE [Restricted Access]

Abstract:
»On July 13, 1990, a group of shamans innovated and performed a ritual they refer to as the haewon chinhon to appease the deceased spirits of Japanese military “comfort women.” Caught unprepared for the large number of spirits who appeared, as well as the accompanying spiritual and emotional toil, they made a promise to the spirits that they would perform the ritual in all eight provinces of Korea — three in the North and five in the South — keeping in mind, of course, the obvious geo-political problems in that regard. Eventually in 2003, the shamans began their fulfillment of that promise with another series of haewon chinhon rituals, this time better prepared and stronger in numbers.
This article analyzes one of these rituals in detail, not only focusing on its structural aspects but also considering it as a site to reexamine Gayatiri Spivak's conceptualizations of the subaltern, as they relate to both comfort women and shamanic activity. Drawing on the work of Jacques Derrida, Spivak theorizes the subaltern as both stemming from and producing what she refers to as a “blank space” in text, and consequently speech, which opens a fissure for the potential constitution of the other. This productive space — unscripted and undifferentiated — I argue, is likewise a potential site for what Walter Benjamin referred to as the emergence of “historical materialism,” which reveals itself in flashes, or unexpected moments of danger. Within the structured mechanics of ritual there is space for chance and contingency. The unforeseen accident lurks as a break in the action, which takes place outside ritual structure and goes beyond representation and repetition. During the performance that I detail, there was one such moment — completely unexpected — that reveals more about the mimetic possibilities of shamanism than a ritual that goes entirely as planned. This article examines this incident, when a shaman, unable to control the possessing spirits, collapses to the ground, as well as the events that follow. The article also contextualizes this ritual in relation to debates surrounding the “comfort women” issue, and how it is both situated within and outside of what C. Sarah Soh refers to as the “paradigmatic” narrative of victimization, in addition to the larger problem of representation as it relates to both presence and discursive claims to factual truths.« [Source: positions]

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ART: Delitos Sexuales y Prática Judicial en Colombia: 1870-1900. Los Casos de Bolívar, Antioquia y Santander

Author: José Wilson Márqzuez Estrada
Title: Delitos Sexuales y Prática Judicial en Colombia: 1870-1900
Subtitle: Los Casos de Bolívar, Antioquia y Santander
Journal: Palobra: palabra que obra
Volume: -
Issue: 13
Year: August 2013
Pages: 30-48
ISSN: 1657-0111
Language: Spanish
Full Text: Revistas Digitales CIEV - Universidad de Cartagena [Free Access]

Abstract: »This article analyzes the phenomenon of aggressive behaviors against sexual freedom of women in late nineteenth-century in Colombia, classified as sexual offenses, and how they developed the legal proceedings regarding this type of crime. First we analyze the concept of sexual crime and its various manifestations in the Colombian society in the late nineteenth century, supported by the study of the criminalization of these offenses in the criminal codes of that time. Then we study the characteristics of judicial practices and criminal procedures in this type of crime, especially its relation to moral and religious mentality of that time. Then there are different cases of sexual assault in the late nineteenth century, specifically in Antioquia and Santander. Finally we study some reports of the authorities of the Sovereign State of Bolívar on the commission of sexual offenses in their territory.« [Source: Palobra]

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ART: The Tactics of Menstruation in Dutch Cases of Sexual Assault and Infanticide, 1750-1920

Author: Willemijn Ruberg
Title: The Tactics of Menstruation in Dutch Cases of Sexual Assault and Infanticide, 1750-1920
Subtitle: -
Journal: Journal of Women's History
Volume: 25
Issue: 3
Year: Fall 2013
Pages: 14-37
ISSN: 1042-7961 - eISSN: 1527-2036
Language: English
Full Text: Project MUSE [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »This article analyzes menstruation talk in Dutch cases of sexual assault and infanticide as an example of embodiment: of the interaction between cultural models of menstruation and their interpretation by contextualized and sometimes resisting bodies of women acting in court cases. It argues that the French philosopher Michel de Certeau's notion of tactics can be applied to the strategies women used when discussing menstruation in court. Since many different models of menstruation coexisted and were often contradicting, as recent research has shown, this offered some leeway to choose those interpretations which possibly served women's judicial fate; for instance, claiming not to have known of their pregnancy because of continuing menses, asserting having miscalculated their due dates, and avowing they were simply severely menstruating while actually giving birth. Women played with knowledge and ignorance in regard to bodily functions like menstruation, indicating their use of tactics, while resisting normative images of the body.« [Source: Journal of Women's History]

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ART: Historical Perspectives on Child Sexual Abuse, Part 1

Author: Yorick Smaal
Title: Historical Perspectives on Child Sexual Abuse, Part 1
Subtitle: -
Journal: History Compass
Volume: 11
Issue: 9
Year: September 2013
Pages: 702-714
ISSN: 1478-0542
Language: English
Full Text: Wiley Online Library [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »This article reviews histories of child sexual abuse in Australia. While it is national in its focus, the historical problems, methods, and approaches explored here resonate globally, especially in the Anglosphere. Given the transnational dimensions of sex and gender politics, child welfare and protection, and the development of common law, any local historiographic survey is best located within the international context. This article argues that defining and interpreting sex with children is a significant problem in the historical literature. The cleavage between constructions of innocence and paradigms of abuse remains prominent in contemporary scholarship although assimilating these schools of thought is neither feasible nor fruitful. The first part of this article explores the feminist rediscovery of child sexual abuse in the late twentieth century, considering the extent to which the problem had been earlier erased from the public domain. Paying particular attention to law and socio-legal histories, it investigates definitional problems around children and crime, and examines how the criminal justice system and media have been used to recover histories of abuse.« [Source: History Compass]

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ART: Historical Perspectives on Child Sexual Abuse, Part 2

Author: Yorick Smaal
Title: Historical Perspectives on Child Sexual Abuse, Part 2
Subtitle: -
Journal: History Compass
Volume: 11
Issue: 9
Year: September 2013
Pages: 715-726
ISSN: 1478-0542
Language: English
Full Text: Wiley Online Library [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »This article reviews histories of child sexual abuse in Australia. While it is national in its focus, the historical problems, methods, and approaches explored here resonate globally, especially in the Anglosphere. Given the transnational dimensions of sex and gender politics, child welfare and protection, and the development of common law, any local historiographic survey is best located within the international context. This article argues that defining and interpreting sex with children is a significant problem in the historical literature. The cleavage between constructions of innocence and paradigms of abuse remains prominent in contemporary scholarship although assimilating these schools of thought is neither feasible nor fruitful. The first part of this article explores the feminist rediscovery of child sexual abuse in the late twentieth century, considering the extent to which the problem had been earlier erased from the public domain. Paying particular attention to law and socio-legal histories, it investigates definitional problems around children and crime, and examines how the criminal justice system and media have been used to recover histories of abuse.« [Source: History Compass]

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BOOK: When Women Sexually Abuse Men: The Hidden Side of Rape, Stalking, Harassment, and Sexual Assault

Authors: Philip W. Cook and Tammy J. Hodo
Title: When Women Sexually Abuse Men
Subtitle: The Hidden Side of Rape, Stalking, Harassment, and Sexual Assault
Place: Santa Barbara
Publisher: Praeger
Year: 2013
Pages: 193pp.
Language: English

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BOOK: Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes: An Encyclopedia

Editor: Alexander Mikaberidze
Title: Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes
Subtitle: An Encyclopedia (Vol. I: A-L, Vol. II: M-Z)
Place: Santa Barbara, CA
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Year: 2013
Pages: 844pp.
Language: English

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THESIS: The United States of Rape: A Theory of Rape Culture in American Public Policy

Author: Alexandra Kelner
Title: The United States of Rape
Subtitle: A Theory of Rape Culture in American Public Policy
Thesis: M.A. Thesis, California State University at East Bay
Year: September 2013
Pages: 134pp.
Language: English
Full Text: ScholarWorks, California State University at East Bay [Free Access]

Abstract: »Rape is a crime in the United States. But it is also one of the most underreported crimes in America, has very low prosecution and conviction rates compared to other violent crimes, and the level of social disdain attached to rape is rarely reflected in the formal punishments enacted for its perpetration. "Rape Culture" has become a popular term in rape prevention education and advocacy; it refers to a society that contains within it practices and ideologies that minimize the negative impacts of victimization, while condoning and perpetuating the perpetration of acts of sexual violence. This paper outlines some of the characteristics of a so-called "rape culture" and explores how these characteristics are manifested in law and policy at the federal level in the United States through the examination of marital rape laws, sexuality education policy and welfare policy.« [Source: ScholarWorks]

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REV: Rape in Chicago: Race, Myth, and the Courts

Author: Kathleen Cairns
Title: Dawn Rae Flood. Rape in Chicago: Race, Myth, and the Courts. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012. 272 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03689-7
Mailing List: H-Law
Year: September 2013
Language: English
Full Text: H-Net [Free Access]

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RADIO: James Dawes on War Crimes and "Evil Men"

Title: James Dawes on War Crimes and "Evil Men"
Program: The 7th Avenue Project
Channel: KUSP
Date: September 15, 2013
Duration: 62:52 min.
Language: English
Podcast: 7th Avenue Project, KUSP

Description: »James Dawes has written extensively on atrocity and trauma, but he’d never encountered flesh-and-blood perpetrators until he visited Japan in 2008. He went to interview reformed war criminals from the genocidal Sino-Japanese War of the 1930s and 40s, when Japanese forces raped, tortured and killed millions of Chinese. His meetings with the now-elderly men, and the memories they shared with him, left him unnerved and beset by questions. After some years of processing the experience, he’s written a wide-ranging meditation on the causes and nature of inhumanity, the stories we tell about it and the very complicated business of bearing witness.« [Source: 7th Avenue Project]

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RADIO: Living in the Shadow of Roman Polanski

Title: Living in the Shadow of Roman Polanski
Program: Leonard Lopate Show
Channel: WNYC
Date: September 17, 2013
Duration: 23:30 min.
Language: English
Podcast: WNYC

Description: »Samantha Geimer reflects on her experience at the center of the infamous Roman Polanski sexual assault case. In The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski, she breaks her 35-year silence to tell her story and reflect on the lifelong repercussions.« [Source: Leonard Lopate Show]

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RADIO: Samantha Geimer

Title: Samantha Geimer
Program: HARDtalk
Channel: BBC World Service
Date: September 18, 2013
Duration: 23:21 min.
Language: English
Podcast: BBC

Description: »In the late 1970s the film director Roman Polanski admitted to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a thirteen year old girl. He spent 42 days in prison then fled the United States because he feared being given a longer sentence. Much has been said and written about what happened, but we’ve hardly heard anything from the girl herself. HARDtalk is in New York to speak to the woman at the centre of the decades-old scandal, Samantha Geimer. How has her life been affected by that event nearly 40 years ago?« [Source: HARDtalk]

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September 14, 2013

ART: Japanese history textbooks and the Asia-Pacific War: Apportioning blame

Author: Jean-Louis Margolin
Title: Japanese history textbooks and the Asia-Pacific War
Subtitle: Apportioning blame
In: Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts
Edited by: Mark Baildon, Loh Kah Seng, Ivy Maria Lim, Gül Ianç, and Junaidah Jaffar
Place: New York
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2014
Pages: 109-122
Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education
ISBN: 9780415833523 (hbk.), 9780203753491 (ebk.)
Language: English
Full Text: Google Books [Limited Preview]

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ART: Responsibility to Protect or Prevent? Victims and Perpetrators of Sexual Violence Crimes in Armed Conflicts

Author: Inger Skjelsbæk
Title: Responsibility to Protect or Prevent?
Subtitle: Victims and Perpetrators of Sexual Violence Crimes in Armed Conflicts
In: Responsibility to Protect and Women, Peace and Security: Aligning the Protection Agendas
Edited by: Sara E. Davies, Zim Nwokora, Eli Stamnes, and Sarah Teitt
Place: Leiden
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Year: 2013
Pages: 81-
ISBN-13: 9789004257689 (pbk.), 9789004257696 (ebk.)
Language: English
Full Text: Google Books [Limited Preview]

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CFP: Conflicts, battles and wars

Journal: Chronica Mundi
Editor-in-Chief: Sara Delmedico
Submission deadline: October 31, 2013
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Description: »Chronica Mundi wishes to feature papers describing the impact of conflicts, battles and wars on bodies, souls and world.«

CFP: Victorian Bodies and Body Parts

Journal: Victorian Network
Guest Editor: Pamela K. Gilbert
Submission deadline: November 30, 2013
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Description: »Rapid medical and scientific advances, advancing industrialization and new forms of labour, legal reforms, the rise of comparative ethnology and anthropology, the growth of consumer culture, and the ever changing trends of Victorian fashion are just a few of the many forces that transformed how Victorians thought about the human body and about the relationship between the embodied, or disembodied, self and the object world.«

CFP: Changing Rape Culture Through Literature

Conference: 45th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Place: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Date: April 3-6, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2013
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Description: »An environment that promotes sexual violence against a specific group is an example of Rape Culture. This culture uses misogynistic language, objectifies women’s bodies, and glamorizes sexual violence. Rape culture negatively affects women as well as men. Especially in women and girls, it creates a cycle of fear; it also communicates a myth that all men want to commit violence against women. This culture thrives on college campuses, and the rate of rape holds steady at one in four women students. This roundtable discussion will address rape culture’s unquestioned acceptance and how literature classrooms can combat this lack of awareness.«

CFP: Enacting the Unspeakable-Unreal: Trauma Represented in Contemporary Narratives

Conference: 45th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Place: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Date: April 3-6, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2013
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Description: »This panel will examine how trauma narratives--both fiction and memoir--attempt to represent and enact the unrealities of the traumatic experience of war, genocide, rape, sexual abuse, slavery and colonization, and at the same time, compel our understanding of the impact of that experience on the individual, relationality, community, culture and meaning. As such these trauma narratives provoke vexing questions including questions about the ethical function of literature itself.«

CFP: Narratives of Violence

Conference: Narratives of Violence
Place: Budapest, Hungary
Date: June 16-18, 2014
Submission deadline for proposals: November 1, 2013
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Description: »Though Narratives of Violence will attempt to examine this phenomenon through an emphasis on the Jewish experience, the comparative angle will be of great importance in both the conference and the edited volume that will follow. Specifically, we are interested in exploring the ways in which violence against religious groups, ethnic groups and visible minorities, as well as against women and sexual minorities, has been incorporated into larger political projects and into the subsequent construction of real or imagined communities.«

CFP: Representing Rape in Medieval Literature

Conference: 45th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Place: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Date: April 3-6, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2013
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Description: »This panel will explore representations of sexual violence in medieval literature. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the conversation between medieval literature and its classical sources, law and literature, re-examinations of courtly love, and the tension between sexual violence and erotic love.«

CFP: Scenes of Violence from WWII to the present

Conference: 45th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Place: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Date: April 3-6, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2013
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Description: »This panel seeks papers on the ways that violence is represented in literature, theatre, or film from WWII to the present. How do contemporary artists stage or visualize violence, and does such staging encourage or discourage violence? How are bodies and subjects construed as vulnerable? What ethical problems are raised in staging violence? Do artists imagine possibilities for transformation and healing? I am especially interested in studies of gender-based violence.«

CFP: Women, Gender and Sexuality in Lusophone Literatures

Conference: 45th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Place: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Date: April 3-6, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2013
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Description: »This panel will address women and their assertion as subjects in literature and invites submissions that specifically explore the female side of exclusion in the Lusophone world. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: motherhood, sexuality, race, violence, religion, family and politics.«

September 7, 2013

ART: The politics of rape: Traces of radical feminism in Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

Author: Lianne Barnard
Title: The politics of rape
Subtitle: Traces of radical feminism in Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
Journal: Tydskrif vir Letterkunde
Volume: 50
Issue: 2
Year: 2013
Pages: 19-29
ISSN: 0041-476X
Language: English
Full Text: African Journal Online [Free Access]

Abstract: »Disgrace can be read as a deliberation on rape in all its complexity, articulating and commenting upon many of the positions typical of the radical feminism of the seventies. Some feminists classify prostitution as a form of rape. Prostitution is the ideal form of sex for the main character, David, because it allows him to fantasize that a woman mirrors his wishes. The border between rape and consensual sex is shown to be problematic in the relationship between David and his young student, Melanie. Although some readers find that Melanie was willingly seduced, others consider that she was raped. The charge of sexual harassment is therefore unsatisfactory for both sides and, since David refuses to read the charges brought against him, he effectively silences his accuser. When his daughter, Lucy, equates heterosexual sex with killing and hating women, one can read it as evoking the radical feminist idea that men as a class subordinate women as a class through the threat of rape. Lucy’s political lesbianism is a logical response to such misogyny. After being rape, Lucy accepts a subordinate position and this proves the power of rape in controlling women. Like one of the Sabine women, Lucy seems willing to sacrifice herself for peace between black and white in South Africa.« [Source: Tydskrif vir Letterkunde]

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ART: India's Winter of Discontent: Some Feminist Dilemmas in the Wake of a Rape

Authors: Debolina Dutta and Oishik Sircar
Title: India's Winter of Discontent
Subtitle: Some Feminist Dilemmas in the Wake of a Rape
Journal: Feminist Studies
Volume: 39
Issue: 1
Year: Spring 2013
Pages: 293-306
ISSN: 0046-3663
Language: English
Full Text: MLibrary Digital Collections [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »The article discusses the social ramifications in India following the gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey Delhi, India in December 2012. An overview of the protests of Pandey's rape and murder, including the participation of urban, upper-caste, middle class women, is provided. An overview of feminists' reactions to violence against women in India from 1978 through the early 2010s, including in regard to rape laws and the debate over whether to censor the Indian rapper Honey Singh, is provided.« [Source: Historical Abstracts]

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ART: A Climate for Abduction, a Climate for Redemption: The Politics of Inclusion during and after the Armenian Genocide

Author: Lerna Ekmekcioglu
Title: A Climate for Abduction, a Climate for Redemption
Subtitle: The Politics of Inclusion during and after the Armenian Genocide
Journal: Comparative Studies in Society and History: An International Quarterly
Volume: 55
Issue: 3
Year: July 2013
Pages: 522-553
ISSN: 0010-4175 - eISSN: 1475-2999
Language: English
Full Text: Cambridge Journals [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »This article explores a forcible, wartime transfer of women and minors from one ethnic group to another, and its partial reversal after the war. I analyze the historical conditions that enabled the original transfer, and then the circumstances that shaped the reverse transfer. The setting is Istanbul during and immediately after World War I, and the protagonists are various influential agents connected to the Ottoman Turkish state and to the Armenian Patriarchate. The absence and subsequent involvement of European Great Powers determines the broader, shifting context. The narrative follows the bodies of women and children, who were the subjects of the protagonists' discourses and the objects of their policies. This is the first in-depth study to connect these two processes involved: the wartime integration of Armenian women and children into Muslim settings, and postwar Armenian attempts to rescue, reintegrate, and redistribute them. I explain why and how the Armenian vorpahavak (gathering of orphans and widows) worked as it did, and situate it comparatively with similar events. I highlight its uniqueness, and the theoretical possibilities that it offers toward understanding why and how women, children, and reproduction matter to collectivities in crisis.« [Source: Comparative Studies in Society and History]

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ART: Performing Gender, Performing Violence on the Northern Irish Stage: ‘Spittin’ Blood in a Belfast Sink'

Author: Lisa Fitzpatrick
Title: Performing Gender, Performing Violence on the Northern Irish Stage
Subtitle: ‘Spittin’ Blood in a Belfast Sink'
Journal: Contemporary Theatre Review
Volume: 23
Issue: 3
Year: 2013
Pages: 302-313
ISSN: 1048-6801 - eISSN: 1477-2264
Language: English
Full Text: Taylor & Francis Online [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »This essay explores the representation of sexual and domestic violence in Northern Ireland, in the public forum of the theatre, during the years immediately preceding the 1994 Ceasefire and following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Drawing upon Richard Schechner's definition of performance as an inclusive term that incorporates a wide range of human activity from theatre to ritual and the performance of everyday life to sports, the arts, ceremonies and ‘performances of great magnitude’, this essay progresses from the assumption that these theatrical representations reflect aspects of the social world. Following an overview of the context of the works in relation to social attitudes towards sexual and domestic violence, the essay briefly explores the use of rape and gender violence as a metaphor for colonial and political violence, using the example of Carville's comedy 'Family Plot'. The essay then turns to an examination of more radical, or challenging works: Derry Frontline's Threshold, an overtly political, pre-Ceasefire, devised play, and works by Reid and Devlin that challenge the male-dominated narrative of the ‘Troubles’ by dramatizing the effects of the violence on ordinary women. Finally, the essay considers the post-Ceasefire period and the emergence of new, women-oriented initiatives like the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition, drawing out a connection between the new emerging society, the persistence of traditional models of gendered behaviour, and contemporary work that dramatizes violence against women: Byrne's Don't Say a Word and Spallen's Pumpgirl.« [Source: Contemporary Theatre Review]

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ART: Reading Rape in Ovid's Metamorphoses: A Test-Case Lesson

Author: Elizabeth Gloyn
Title: Reading Rape in Ovid's Metamorphoses
Subtitle: A Test-Case Lesson
Journal: Classical World
Volume: 106
Issue: 4
Year: Summer 2013
Pages: 675-681
ISSN: 0009-8418 - eISSN: 1558-9234
Language: English
Full Text: Project MUSE [Restricted Access]

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ART: Talking About Rape in the Classics Classroom

Author: Yurie Hong
Title: Talking About Rape in the Classics Classroom
Subtitle: -
Journal: Classical World
Volume: 106
Issue: 4
Year: Summer 2013
Pages: 669-675
ISSN: 0009-8418 - eISSN: 1558-9234
Language: English
Full Text: Project MUSE [Restricted Access]

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ART: Rape as a Tool against Women in War: The Role of Spiritual Caregivers to Support the Survivors of an Ethnic Violence

Author: Nazila Isgandarova
Title: Rape as a Tool against Women in War:
Subtitle: The Role of Spiritual Caregivers to Support the Survivors of an Ethnic Violence
Journal: CrossCurrents
Volume: 63
Issue: 2
Year: June 2013
Pages: 174-184
ISSN: 0011-1953 - eISSN: 1939-3881
Language: English
Full Text: Wiley Online Library [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »The article discusses the way in which spirituality can be utilized by female victims of wartime rape to overcome their experiences, with focus given to victims of rape during Armenia's ethnic cleansing of the Azerbaijani population in the Karabagh region of Armenia and Azerbaijan, particularly that carried out in Khajoli, Azerbaijan. The author addresses ways in which spiritual caregivers can help rape victims overcome feelings of guilt and shame based on the Qur'an. Also discussed is the way in which hope and God helped the Khajoli women understand their experiences.« [Source: Historical Abstracts]

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ART: Teaching About the Rape of Lucretia: A Student Project

Author: Rosanna Lauriola
Title: Teaching About the Rape of Lucretia
Subtitle: A Student Project
Journal: Classical World
Volume: 106
Issue: 4
Year: Summer 2013
Pages: 682-687
ISSN: 0009-8418 - eISSN: 1558-9234
Language: English
Full Text: Project MUSE [Restricted Access]

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ART: Die Allianz

Author: Ann-Kathrin Müller
Title: Die Allianz
Subtitle: -
Journal: Der Spiegel
Volume: -
Issue: 35
Year: August 26, 2013
Pages: 59-60
ISSN: 0038-7452
Language: German

Abstract: »In den achtziger Jahren nutzten Pädophile die Schwulenbewegung für ihre Zwecke. Bis heute gibt es keine Aufarbeitung der Vergangenheit.« [Source: Der Spiegel]

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ART: The Gendered Body in the Qing Courtroom

Author: Matthew H. Sommer
Title: The Gendered Body in the Qing Courtroom
Subtitle: -
Journal: Journal of the History of Sexuality
Volume: 22
Issue: 2
Year: May 2013
Pages: 281-311
ISSN: 1043-4070 - eISSN: 1535-3605
Language: English
Full Text: Project MUSE [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »The article discusses court cases from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century China concerning the human body and gender performance. It examines Qing magistrates' rulings on cases involving "shinü," or "stone maidens," who were rejected by their husbands on claims of vaginal impenetrability, a Buddhist nun who was raped, a husband who was rejected by his wife due to the size and performance of his penis, and a man who murdered his wife and neighbor when he caught them having an affair. The issue of male rape victims is addressed and the relationship between gender performance and anatomical sex in popular fiction is explored.« [Source: Historical Abstracts]

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ART: Anecdotal Writing on Illicit Sex in Song China (860-1279)

Author: Cong Ellen Zhang
Title: Anecdotal Writing on Illicit Sex in Song China (860-1279)
Subtitle: -
Journal: Journal of the History of Sexuality
Volume: 22
Issue: 2
Year: May 2013
Pages: 253-280
ISSN: 1043-4070 - eISSN: 1535-3605
Language: English
Full Text: Project MUSE [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »The article critiques the book "Yi jian zhi," or "Record of the Listener," compiled by scholar and official Hong Mai, focusing on representations of hejian, or consensual illicit sexual intercourse. It regards the work is an example of biji, or miscellaneous notes, from Song era China. The author comments on the sexual relations of commoners, servants, elites, and Buddhist and Daoist monks. Themes explored include female sexuality, gossip, and karmic retribution.« [Source: Historical Abstracts]

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BOOK: Weiße Nelken für Elise: Die Liebe meiner Großeltern zwischen Wehrmachtsbordell und KZ

Author: Beate Schäfer
Title: Weiße Nelken für Elise
Subtitle: Die Liebe meiner Großeltern zwischen Wehrmachtsbordell und KZ
Place: Freiburg im Breisgau
Publisher: Verlag Herder
Year: 2013
Pages: 256pp.
Language: German
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BOOK: Women Survivors, Lost Children and Traumatized Masculinities: The Phenomena of Rape and War in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Author: Jill Trenholm
Title: Women Survivors, Lost Children and Traumatized Masculinities
Subtitle: The Phenomena of Rape and War in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Place: Uppsala
Publisher: Uppsala University
Year: 2013
Pages: 80pp.
Series: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis: Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine 920
Language: English
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THESIS: Japanese Activists who Support Redress for “Comfort Women”: Why and How Do They Address the "Comfort Women" Issue?

Author: Hayato Nakayama
Title: Japanese Activists who Support Redress for “Comfort Women”
Subtitle: Why and How Do They Address the "Comfort Women" Issue?
Thesis: M.A. Thesis, University of Manitoba
Year: 2013
Pages: 145pp.
Language: English
Full Text: MSpace at the University of Manitoba [Free Access]

Abstract:
»The purpose of this research is to find out: What led Japanese activists who support "comfort women" to hold their opinions, and what do they think contributes to the polarized public opinion about "comfort women" in Japan? What are their activities and strategies to address the issue? How do those activists evaluate their activism and the resolution process?
In-depth qualitative interviews were utilized to collect data. The research findings showed that different interpretations of the Second World War and different understandings about male and female rights and roles influenced people’s opinions about "comfort women." Japanese activists used international pressure to address the issue. Also, it was found that the rightward political trend in Japan fueled by economic recession was impeding the progress of addressing the problem. Based on the findings, suggestions were made to improve the activism, including consideration of reconciliation as a way of dealing with the problem.« [Source: MSpace at the University of Manitoba]

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REV: La femme et le soldat: Viols et violences de guerre du Moyen Âge à nos jours

Author: Olivier Berger
Title: José Cubero, La femme et le soldat, viols et violences de guerre du Moyen Âge à nos jours, Imago, 2012, 355 pages
Journal: Revue historique des armées
Volume: -
Issue: 270
Year: 2013
Pages:
ISSN: 0035-3299 - eISSN: 1965-0779
Language: French
Full Text: Revues.org [Free Access]

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REV: La femme et le soldat: Viols et violences de guerre du Moyen Âge à nos jours

Author: Andrea Martini
Title: José CUBERO, La femme et le soldat. Viols et violences de guerre du Moyen Âge à nos jours, Paris, Imago, 2012, 335 pp.
Journal: Diacronie: Studi di Storia Contemporanea
Volume: -
Issue: 14
Year: August 2013
Pages: 8 pages
ISSN: 2038-0925
Language: Italian
Full Text: Diacronie [Free Access]

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