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Just Sex?

The Cultural Scaffolding of Rape, 2nd Edition

By Nicola Gavey

Routledge

302 pages

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In the award-winning Just Sex? The Cultural Scaffolding of Rape, Nicola Gavey provides an extensive commentary on the existing literature on rape, analysing recent research to examine the psychological and cultural conditions of possibility for contemporary sexual violence. Just Sex? argues that feminist theory on sexual victimization has gone both too far and not far enough. It presents the reader with a challenging and original perspective on the issues of rape, sex and the body, incorporating new material on sexism, misogyny and digital culture, as well as debates over gendered analyses of sexual violence.

The second edition has been updated and expanded to be extremely timely and relevant, with the most recent high-profile rape cases – the Stanford rape case and the Belfast rape case – being tried in the media and online. The rise of the Hollywood Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement makes this book incredibly useful and necessary to those who are working within the area of sexual violence.

This will appeal to academic readers studying psychology, sociology, and criminology, as well as those looking into cultural influences on society. It will also be very useful to those working in the professional sector on prevention and with people who have been subjected to sexual violence.

Table of Contents

PART 1 RAPE IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT

Chapter 1 Rape as a social problem

Chapter 2 The discovery of a rape epidemic

PART 2 GENDER, POWER, AND SEXUALITY – AND THE LIMITS OF INDIVIDUAL CHOICE

Chapter 3 The social construction of sex, subjectivity, and the body

Chapter 4 Heterosexuality under the microscope

Chapter 5 Unsexy sex: Unwanted sex, sexual coercion, and rape

PART 3 GOING TOO FAR, NOT GOING FAR ENOUGH

Chapter 6 Can a woman be raped and not know it?

Chapter 7 Turning the tables? Women raping men

Chapter 8 Toward ending rape

PART 4 REJOINDER FOR THE SECOND EDITION

Chapter 9 The gender of rape culture: Revisiting the cultural scaffolding of rape

 

About the Author

Nicola Gavey is Professor of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

About the Series

Women and Psychology

This series brings together current theory and research on women and psychology. Drawing on scholarship from a number of different areas of psychology, it bridges the gap between abstract research and the reality of women's lives by integrating theory and practice, research and policy.

Each book addresses a 'cutting edge' issue of research, covering topics such as postnatal depression and eating disorders, and addressing a wide range of theories and methodologies.

The series provides accessible and concise accounts of key issues in the study of women and psychology, and clearly demonstrates the centrality of psychology debates within women's studies or feminism.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY031000
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies