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Surviving Sexual Violence [electronic resource].

By: Kelly, Liz.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (285 p.).ISBN: 9780745667430.Subject(s): Rape -- United States | Rape victims -- United States -- Psychology | Sex crimes -- United States | Sexual harassment of women -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Surviving Sexual ViolenceDDC classification: 362.8 | 362.88 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Guide to transcription of interviews; Introduction; 1 'Sharing a particular pain': researching sexual violence; 2 A central issue: sexual violence and feminist theory; 3 The knowledge explosion: an overview of previous research; 4 'It's happened to so many women': sexual violence as a continuum (1); 5 'It's everywhere': sexual violence as a continuum (2); 6 'I'm not sure what to call it but . . .': defining sexual violence; 7 Victims or survivors?: resistance, coping and survival
8 'It leaves a mark': coping with the consequences of sexual violence9 'I'll challenge it now wherever I see it': from individual survival to collective resistance; Notes; Select bibliography; Index
Summary: Women''s awareness of the threat and reality of sexual violence is now perhaps more than ever publicly acknowledged. Yet this fact continues to be almost wholly ignored. This new study, based on in-depth interviews with 60 women, is the first to cover the experience of a range of forms of sexual violence over women''s lifetimes. Drawing on feminist theory, developing a critique of male research and quoting extensively from the women interviewed, it developes feminist thought in several key areas: the similarities and differences between forms of sexual violence; the ways women define their experiences; and the strategies women use in resisting, coping with and surviving sexual violence. The author stresses the importance for all women of recognizing the incidents of sexual violence in their lives and seeing themselves and other women as survivors rather than victims. In highlighting the ways in which the media, the criminal justice system and even the "helping" profess ions contribute to the trivialization of sexual violence, she demonstrates the necessity of women organizing collectively to end this suffering.
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Guide to transcription of interviews; Introduction; 1 'Sharing a particular pain': researching sexual violence; 2 A central issue: sexual violence and feminist theory; 3 The knowledge explosion: an overview of previous research; 4 'It's happened to so many women': sexual violence as a continuum (1); 5 'It's everywhere': sexual violence as a continuum (2); 6 'I'm not sure what to call it but . . .': defining sexual violence; 7 Victims or survivors?: resistance, coping and survival

8 'It leaves a mark': coping with the consequences of sexual violence9 'I'll challenge it now wherever I see it': from individual survival to collective resistance; Notes; Select bibliography; Index

Women''s awareness of the threat and reality of sexual violence is now perhaps more than ever publicly acknowledged. Yet this fact continues to be almost wholly ignored. This new study, based on in-depth interviews with 60 women, is the first to cover the experience of a range of forms of sexual violence over women''s lifetimes. Drawing on feminist theory, developing a critique of male research and quoting extensively from the women interviewed, it developes feminist thought in several key areas: the similarities and differences between forms of sexual violence; the ways women define their experiences; and the strategies women use in resisting, coping with and surviving sexual violence. The author stresses the importance for all women of recognizing the incidents of sexual violence in their lives and seeing themselves and other women as survivors rather than victims. In highlighting the ways in which the media, the criminal justice system and even the "helping" profess ions contribute to the trivialization of sexual violence, she demonstrates the necessity of women organizing collectively to end this suffering.

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CHOICE Review

This small book is an exploration of the experiences of 60 British women who volunteered for this study of survivors of sexual violence. The self-selected, small sample involved in this study makes this book of limited value to American researchers and professionals. However, the overview of social science research on rape, incest, sexual abuse, and domestic violence could be useful to advanced students who wish to further their research with additional readings. Kelly does analyze the deficiencies of prior research that emphasized the victimization of women. One of the better sources for programs and ongoing research is the Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. Included in the "Works in Progress" series are papers by respected psychiatrist Judith Herman (Sexual Violence, 1984) and a project report by Carolyn Sparks and Bat-Ami Bar On (A Social Change Approach to the Prevention of Sexual Violence Toward Women, 1985). For upper-division undergraduates and up. G. M. Greenberg Western Michigan University

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<p>Elizabeth A. Kelly CBE is the professor and director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University, the former head of the now-defunct Women's National Commission, and co-chair, along with Marai Larasi, of the End Violence Against Women Coalition.</p>

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