Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

compiled by Stefan Blaschke


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Start: Topical Index: Victims: Age and Gender: Male Adults:

Victims: Age and Gender:

[Info] Abdur-Rahman, Aliyyah I. Against the Closet: Black Political Longing and the Erotics of Race. Durham 2012.

[Info] Apperley, Harry. »Hidden victims: a call to action on sexual violence against men in conflict.« Medicine, Conflict and Survival 31 (2015): 92-99.

[Info] Clark, Janine N. »A Crime of Identity: Rape and Its Neglected Victims.« Journal of Human Rights 13 (2014): 146-169.

[Info] Douglas, R.M. »The US Army and Male Rape during the Second World War.« Journal of Contemporary History (June 11, 2020).

[Info] Glowacka, Dorota. »Sexual Violence against Men and Boys during the Holocaust: A Genealogy of (Not-So-Silent) Silence.« German History (May 23, 2020).

[Info] Jamel, Joanna. »Do the Print Media Provide a Gendre-Biased Representation of Male Rape Victims?« Internet Journal of Criminology (January 2014).

[Info] Maxwell, Louise, et al. »A review of the role of radical feminist theories in the understanding of rape myth acceptance.« Journal of Sexual Aggression (2013).

[Info] McGinnis, Rachel. »An Analysis of the ICC's Current Gender Neutral Definition and the Possible Implications on Male Survivors of Sexual Violence.« War and Sexual Violence. New York 2016.

[Info] Sawyer, Katherine. »Sexual Violence Against Men in Civil Conflict.« Political Research Quarterly (March 31, 2024).

[Info] Vojdik, Valorie K. »Sexual Violence Against Men and Women in War: A Masculinities Approach.« Nevada Law Journal 14 (2014): 923-852.

[Site] A f r i c a n   H i s t o r y

[Site] General

[Info] Broqua, Christophe, et al. »Penser les masculinités en Afrique et au-delà.« Cahiers d'Études africaines Nos. 209-210 (2013): 9-41.

[Site] Congolese History

[Info] Blum, Salome. The Invisible Victims of Sexual Violence: A Qualitative Analysis of Male Rape in the Congolese Conflict. Master Thesis, University of Oslo, 2012.

[Info] Brankamp, Hanno. »Masculinity, Victimhood and Male Bodies as 'Battlefield' in Eastern DR Congo.« IReflect 2 (2015): 5-28.

[Info] Le Pape, Marc. »Viol d’hommes, masculinités et conflits armés.« Cahiers d'études africaines Nos. 209-210 (2013): 201-215.

[Site] A m e r i c a n   H i s t o r y

[Site] General

[Info] Tarre Moser, Patricia, et al. »Violencia sexual contra el hombre: Avance jurisprudencial de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos.« Revista Internacional de Derechos Humanos No. 5 (2015): 69-90.

[Site] South American History

[Info] Weismantel, Mary. »Race rape: White masculinity in Andean pishtaco tales.« Identities 7 (2000): 407-440.

[Site] Canadian History

[Info] McClelland, Will. "The Shape and the Violence": Modernity and the Human Condition in Timothy Findley's The Wars. M.A. Thesis, Concordia University, 2010.

[Site] Colombian History

[Info] Flisi, Isabella. »Engendering the Understanding of Wartime Sexual Violence in Colombia: Hyper-Masculinities and Sexual Violence against Men.« War and Sexual Violence: New Perspectives in a New Era. Edited by Sarah K. Danielsson. Paderborn 2019: 243-275.

[Site] U.S. History

Cases: Fictional Victims: Chipper Dove; Derek Vinyard; Representations: Films: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, American History X, American Horror Story, Me, Myself & Irene; Literary Texts: John Irving (The Hotel New Hampshire)

[Info] Belkin, Aaron. »Spam Filter: Gay Rights and the Normalization of Male-Male Rape in the U.S. Military.« Radical History Review No. 100 (2008): 180-185.

[Info] Carter, Niambi M. »Intimacy without Consent: Lynching as Sexual Violence.« Politics & Gender 8 (2012): 414-421.

[Info] Collins, Megan E. »Louima, Abner, Sexual Assault of (Brooklyn, NY) (1997).« Crimes of the Centuries: Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History. Vol. 2. Edited by Steven Chermak et al. Santa Barbara 2016: 492-494.

[Info] Cook, Philip W., et al. When Women Sexually Abuse Men: The Hidden Side of Rape, Stalking, Harassment, and Sexual Assault. Santa Barbara 2013.

[Info] Dynes, Wayne R. »Stephen Donaldson (Robert A. Martin) (1946-1996).« Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context. Edited by Vern L. Bullough. Binghamton 2002: 265-272.

[Info] Eigenberg, Helen M., et al. »If You Drop the Soap in the Shower You Are On Your Own: Images of Male Rape in Selected Prison Movies.« Sexuality & Culture 7 (2003): 56-89.

[Info] Farmer, Angela. »The Worst Fate: Male Rape as Masculinity Epideixis in James Dickey’s Deliverance and the American Prison Narrative.« Atenea 28 (2008): 103-115.

[Info] Gustafsson-Wood, Isaac. Male rape in film comedy: Representations in contemporary Hollywood. Doctoral Thesis, University of Southampton, 2019.

[Info] Johnson Jr., Michael. »Institutionalized Indifference: Rape with a View.« Journal of Prisoners on Prisons 23 (2014): 11-30.

[Info] Murdoch, Maureen, et al. »Sexual Assault During the Time of Gulf War I: A Cross-Sectional Survey of U.S. Service Men Who Later Applied for Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD Disability Benefits.« Military Medicine 179 (2014): 285-293.

[Info] Turchik, Jessica A., et al. »Myths about Male Rape: A Literature Review.« Psychology of Men & Masculinity 13 (2012): 211-226.

[Info] Vignold, Peter. "Rape Myths" und heterosexuelle Gewalt gegen Männer im Film. Munich 2010.

[Site] A s i a n   H i s t o r y

[Site] Bangladeshi History

[Info] Mookherjee, Nayanika. »The Genital Inspection of Men during the Bangladesh Liberation War: On the History of a Picture.« »Against Our Will«—Forty Years After: Exploring the Field of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict. Hamburg 2015.

[Site] Chinese History

[Info] Sommer, Matthew H. »The Penetrated Male in Late Imperial China: Judicial Constructions and Social Stigma.« Modern China 23 (1997): 77-130.

[Site] Japanese History

[Info] Alexis, Jonas E., et al. »The Rape of Japanese Men and Women After World War II.« Veterans Today (March 6, 2016).

[Site] Turkish History

[Info] Unuvar, Umit, et al. »Diagnosis of Torture after 32 Years: Assessment of three alleged torture victims during the 1980 military coup in Turkey.« Forensic Science International (2014).

[Site] E u r o p e a n   H i s t o r y

[Site] Bosnian History

[Info] ?uk, Renata. »Sexual Violence Against Men in Armed Conflicts.« Fondacija Mirovna Akademija (2011).

[Info] Ganzevoort, R. Ruard, et al. »Masculinity, Spirituality, and Male Wartime Sexual Trauma.« Interdisciplinary Handbook of Trauma and Culture. Edited by Yochai Ataria et al. Cham 2016: 339-351.

[Info] Gopsill, Anna. Implausible Victims: Sexual Abuse of Men within Detention Facilities in Bosnia, 1992-1995. Masters Thesis, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2014.

[Info] Müser, Mechthild. »Vergewaltigung von Männern: Erniedrigung des Feindes durch Penetration.« Zeitfragen (November 30, 2015).

[Info] Zahirovi?, Vanesa. Feminiserade offer och maskuliniserade våldtäktsmän: En analys av hur statsdomstolen i Bosnien-Hercegovina framställer de män som blev offer för våldtäkt och sexuellt våld under Bosnienkriget. Bachelor Thesis, Lunds universitet, 2015.

[Site] Croatian History

[Info] Oosterhoff, Pauline, et al. »Sexual Torture of Men in Croatia and Other Conflict Situations: An Open Secret.« Reproductive Health Matters 12 (2004): 68-77.

[Info] Zawati, Hilmi M. »Impunity or immunity: Wartime male rape and sexual torture as a crime against humanity.« Torture 17 (2007): 27-47.

[Site] English History

Representations: Literary Texts: Sarah Kane (Blasted)

[Info] Abdullah-Khan, Noreen. Survivors of Male Rape: The Emergence of a Social and Legal Issue. Ph.D. Thesis, Middlesex University, 2002.

[Info] Abdullah-Khan, Noreen. Male Rape: The Emergence of a Social and Legal Issue. Basingstoke 2008.

[Info] Beyer, Charlotte. »"There's nothing people won't do to one another, if the circumstances are right": Male Rape and the Politics of Representation in John Harvey's Police Procedural Easy MeatClues 31 (2013): 102-111.

[Info] Evans, Jeffrey G.M. The criminal prosecution of inter-male sex 1850-1970: A Lancashire case study. Ph.D. Thesis, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2016.

[Info] Mühlhäuser, Regina. »British WWII Veterans talk about Sexual Violence against Men: Some Remarks on Oral History Interviews conducted since the 1970s« Constellations and Dynamics of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict. Part II: Sources. Hamburg 2013.

[Info] Severs, George J. »Male rape: survivors, support and the law in late twentieth-century England and Wales.« History Workshop Journal (April 11, 2024).

[Site] German History

[Info] Curry, Tommy J. »Thinking through the silence: Theorizing the rape of Jewish males during the Holocaust through survivor testimonies.« Holocaust Studies (December 21, 2020).

[Info] Sommer, Robert. »Sexuelle Gewalterfahrungen von Männern in Konzentrationslagern.« Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, Technische Universität Berlin. Berlin 2007.

[Site] Serbian History

[Info] Zawati, Hilmi M. »Impunity or immunity: Wartime male rape and sexual torture as a crime against humanity.« Torture 17 (2007): 27-47.

[Site] Welsh History

[Info] Severs, George J. »Male rape: survivors, support and the law in late twentieth-century England and Wales.« History Workshop Journal (April 11, 2024).

[Site] O c e a n i a n   H i s t o r y

[Site] Australian History

[Info] Foster, Gary A. Male Rape and the Government of Bodies: An Unnatural History of the Present. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Queensland, 2005.