- ISBN 9781844081554
- Categories BX, BX BXOS, BXOS, History, New Arrivals OS, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities
- Author(s) Joanna Bourke
- Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
- Weight 0.408 kg
Rape - A History looks at the perception of rape, both in the mass media and the wider public, and considers the crucial questions of treatment and punishment. Should sexual offenders be castrated? Will Freud's couch or the behaviourists' laboratory work most effectively? Particular groups of offenders such as female abusers, psychopaths and exhibitionists are given special attention here, as are potentially dangerous environments, including the home, prison, and the military. By demystifying the category of the rapist and revealing the specificities of the past, Joanna Bourke dares to consider a future in which sexual violence has been placed outside the human experience.