Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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First published: June 1, 2023 – Last updated: July 1, 2023


Author: Joanna Bourke

Title: Disgrace

Subtitle: Global Reflections on Sexual Violence

Place: London

Publisher: Reaktion Books

Year: 2022

Pages: 352pp.

ISBN-13 9781789145991 (cloth) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781789146004 (PDF, EPUB) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Moden History: 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century | Types: Sexual Assault / Rape


Link: Google Books (Limited Preview)


Author: Joanna Bourke, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of, ORCID, ResearchGate, Wikipedia

  Introduction: The Global Crisis
  1 Shame
  2 (In)Justice
  3 Gender Troubles
  4 Conjugal Cruelty
  5 Mothers and Monsters
  6 Reckonings
  7 Militarized Rape
  8 Trauma
  9 A Rape-Free World

Description: »Disgrace is the first truly global history of sexual violence. The book explores how sexual violence varies widely across time and place, from nineteenth-century peasant women in Ireland who were abducted as a way of forcing marriage, to date-raped high-school students in twentieth-century America, and from girls and women violated by Russian soldiers in 1945 to Dalit women raped by men of higher castes today. It delves into the factors that facilitate violence—including institutions, ideologies, and practices—but also gives voice to survivors and activists, drawing inspiration from their struggles. Ultimately, Joanna Bourke intends to forge a transnational feminism that will promote a more harmonious, equal, and rape- and violence-free world.« (Source: Reaktion Books)

Interview: Bourke, Joanna, et al. »Disgrace: Global Reflections on Sexual Violence.« New Books in Women's History. New Books Network 2022 - Bibliographic Entry: Info

– Cody, Claire. Affilia (May 2, 2023). – Full Text: SAGE Publications (Restriced Access)

– Ruberg, Willemijn. Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis 20(1) (2023): 200-202. – Full Text: Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis (Free Access), ResearchGate (Feee Access)

Wikipedia: Sex and the law: Sexual violence / Rape