Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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First published: May 1, 2023 – Last updated: May 1, 2023


Author: Alessia Tranchese

Title: From Fritzl to #metoo

Subtitle: Twelve Years of Rape Coverage in the British Press

Place: Cham

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Year: 2023 (hardover, e-book), 2024 (softcover)

Pages: XVII+ 436pp.

Series: Palgrave Studies in Language, Gender and Sexuality

ISBN-13: 9783031093524(hc.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9783031093555 (sc.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9783031093531 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 21st Century | European History: English History | Types: Rape; Representations: Press


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Alessia Tranchese, School of Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Portsmouth

  Not Another Book About Male Violence Against Women! (p. 1)
  Setting the Scene (p. 15)
    Defining the Field (p. 17)
    Defining the Field (p. 51)
  At the Surface (p. 93)
    The Different Names of Sexual Violence (p. 95)
    Sexual Violence Across Time (p. 121)
  Delving Deeper (p.147)
    It’s Not just Semantics (p. 149)
    Emerging Patterns (p. 209)
    Disappearing Patterns (p. 263)
  Before and After (p. 289)
    Does Rape Attract Murder? (p. 291)
    #metoo: The Good, the Bad, and the Backlash (p. 329)
    From Fritzl to #metoo: What Has Changed? (p. 365)
    CONCLUSION Joining the Dots (p. 393)

Description: » This is the first longitudinal study of the language used by the British press to talk about rape. Through a diachronic analysis informed by corpus linguistics and feminist theory, Tranchese examines how rape discourse has (or has not) changed over the past decade. With its detailed investigation of media representations, the book explores how age-old myths about sexual violence re-emerge in different forms within news narratives. Against the backdrop of twelve years of newspaper coverage of rape, including many high-profile cases, this study also traces the rise of “celebrity culture”, the emergence of #metoo, and the development of the backlash against it. The author places these historical events and recent trends within broader debates on feminism and the role played by (social) media in shaping contemporary rape discourse. This book provides a much-needed linguistic analysis which will be of particular interest to scholars and students of feminist studies, language and gender, corpus-assisted discourse studies, and gendered crime.« (Source: SpringerLink)

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