1st Edition

Date Rape and Consent





ISBN 9781138611559
Published August 9, 2018 by Routledge
154 Pages

USD $115.00

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Book Description

First publisghed in 1998, this book Mark Cowling attempts to make sense of this massive discrepancy, much of which is now based on how 'date rape' is understood. After a review of the way rape is dealt with in Britain he examines the survey evidence. One major issue he identifies is that of the boundary between rape and normal sex. Arguing this cannot be sharply defined he uses philosophical techniques to look at the issues involved, particularly those of communicative sexuality and of the imbalance of power between men and women. The implications for philosophy, the law and psychological research are considered.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.  2. Stranger Rape and Date.  3. Date Rape: The Evidence.  4. Date Rape and the Concept of consent.  5. Sex on a Sloping Playing Field.  6. Conclusion.

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’This book provides interesting life and philosophical substance to much of the debate regarding the definitions of consent and understanding of date rape.’ The Law and Politics Book Review