Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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


Editors: Elisabeth Krimmer and Patricia Anne Simpson

Title: German #MeToo

Subtitle: Rape Cultures and Resistance, 1770-2020

Place: Rochester, NY

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

Year: 2022 (Publiehed online: October 8, 2022)

Pages: 422pp.

Series: Women and Gender in German Studies 10

ISBN-13: 9781640141353 (hardcover) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781800106062 (EPUB) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781800106055 (PDF) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century | European History: German History | Society: Rape Culture


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  List of Illustrations (p. vii)
  Introduction (p. 1)
Elisabeth Krimmer and Patricia Anne Simpson
Part I. Histories
  1: Eighteenth-Century #MeToo: Rape Culture and Victim Blaming in Heinrich Leopold Wagner's Die Kindermörderin (1776) (p. 35)
Lisa Wille
  2: #MeToo: Prostitution and the Syntax of Sexuality around 1800 (p. 59)
Patricia Anne Simpson
Part II. Dialogues across Time
  3: "Immaculate Conception," the "Romance of Rape," and #MeToo: Kleistian Echoes in Kerstin Hensel and Julia Franck (p. 83)
Melissa Ann Sheedy
  4: Female Sacrifice, Sexual Assault, and Dehumanization: Bourgeois Tragedy, Horror, and the Making of Jud Süß (p. 100)
Deborah Janson
  5: "Na, wenn du mich erst fragst?": Reconsidering Affirmative Consent with Schnitzler, Schnitt, Habermas, and Rancière (p. 123)
Sonja Boos
Part III. Sexual Violence, Warfare, and Genocide
  6: War of the Vulva: The Women of Otto Dix's Lustmord Series (p. 145)
Jessica Davis
  7: Death to the Patriarchal Theater! Charlotte Salomon's Graphic Testimony (p. 171)
Maureen Burdock
  8: #MeToo and Wartime Rape: Looking Back and Moving Forward (p. 197)
Katherine Stone
Part IV. The Institutions of #MeToo
  9: Boarding-School Novels around 1900: The Relation of Male Fear of Women to Male-Male Seduction and Sexual Abuse in Hesse, Musil, and Walser (p. 219)
Niklas Straetker
  10: Breaking the Silence about Sexualized Violence in Lilly Axtser's and Beate Teresa Hanika's Young Adult Fiction (YAF) (p. 244)
Anna Sator
  11: "Eine gigantische Vergewaltigung": Rape as Subject in Roger Fritz's Mädchen mit Gewalt (1970) (p. 263)
Lisa Haegele
  12: Elfriede Jelinek and Ingeborg Bachmann: Transformations of the Capitalist Patriarchy and Narrating Sexual Violence in the Twentieth Century (p. 283)
Aylin Bademsoy
  13: Staging Consent and Threatened Masculinity: The Debate on #MeToo in Contemporary German Theater (p. 302)
Daniele Vecchiato
Part V. #MeToo Across Cultural and National Borders
  14: Patriarchy, Male Violence, and Disadvantaged Women: Representations of Muslims in the Crime Television Series Tatort (p. 321)
Sascha Gerhards
  15: Fatih Akin's Head On: Challenging Mythologies of German Social Work in Gegen die Wand (2004) (p. 345)
Florian Gassner
  16: Is a Prostitute Rapeable? Teresa Ruiz Rosas's Novel Nada que declarar in Dialogue with #MeToo (p. 362)
Kathrin Breuer
  Notes on the Contributors (p. 381)
  Index (p. 387)

Description: »Responding to the worldwide impact of the #MeToo movement, this volume investigates not only the ubiquity of sexual abuse and sexual violence but also the transhistorical and transnational failure to hold perpetrators accountable. From a range of disciplines, the collected essays engage current cultural and political discourses about systemic sexism, feminist theory and practice, and gender-based discrimination from an academic and activist perspective. The focus on national cultures of German-speaking Europe from the mid-eighteenth century to the present captures the persistence of normalized and institutionalized sexism, reframed through the lens of a contemporary political and social movement.
German #MeToo argues that sexual violence is not a universal human constant. Rather, it is nurtured and sustained by the social, political, cultural, legal, and economic fabric of specific societies. The authors sustain and vary their exploration of #MeToo-related issues through considerations of rape, prostitution, sexual murder, the politics of consent, and victim-blaming as enacted in literary works by canonical and marginalized authors, the visual arts, the graphic novel, film, television, and theater. The analysis of rape myths - of discourses and practices in German history and culture that subtend and indemnify sexual violence - is a central subject of this edited volume. Throughout, German #MeToo challenges narratives of sex-based discrimination while emphasizing the strategies of resistance and the importance of telling one's own story.« (Source: Boydell & Brewer)

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