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Rape Work
Victims, Gender, and Emotions in Organization and Community Context





ISBN 9780415927758
Published March 30, 2005 by Routledge
300 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Despite the proliferation of rape crisis centers and other improvements in the treatment of rape victims over the past 20 years, many victims still find themselves the victims of what has been called a "second rape" by doctors, lawyers, judges, police, and administrators that process them. This book takes a critical look at the organizations and officials that process rape victims to see how the structure of their respective organizations often prevent them from providing responsive care.

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"Placing rape work in an organizational context is a huge conceptual leap forward, not just for organizational sociology, but feminist sociology...Martin artfully combines the sophistication of a gender theorist, the social scientific expertise of an organizational sociologist, and the passion of an experienced and reflective activist."--The Law and Politics Book Review, Vol 16 No 6, June 2006