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Framing the Rape Victim: Gender and Agency Reconsidered

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Violence against lesbians and gay men has increasingly captured media and scholarly attention. But these reports tend to focus on one segment of the LGBT communityandmdash;white, middle class menandmdash;and largely ignore that part of the community that arguably suffers a larger share of the violenceandmdash;racial minorities, the poor, and women. Inand#160;Violence against Queer People, sociologist Doug Meyer offers the first investigation of anti-queer violence that focuses on the role played by race, class, and gender.

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Drawing on interviews with forty-seven victims of violence, Meyer shows that LGBT people encounter significantly different forms of violenceandmdash;and perceive that violence quite differentlyandmdash;based on their race, class, and gender.and#160; His research highlights the extent to which other forms of discriminationandmdash;including racism and sexismandmdash;shape LGBT peopleandrsquo;s experience of abuse.and#160;He reports, for instance, that lesbian and transgender women often described violent incidents in which a sexual or a misogynistic component was introduced, and that LGBT people of color sometimes werenandrsquo;t sure if anti-queer violence was based solely on their sexuality or whether racism or sexism had also played a role. Meyer observes that given the many differences in how anti-queer violence is experienced, the present media focus on white, middle-class victims greatly oversimplifies and distorts the nature of anti-queer violence. In fact, attempts to reduce anti-queer violence that ignore race, class, and gender run the risk of helping only the most privileged gay subjects.

Many feel that the struggle for gay rights has largely been accomplished and the tide of history has swung in favor of LGBT equality. Violence against Queer People, on the contrary, argues that the lives of many LGBT peopleandmdash;particularly the most vulnerableandmdash;have improved very little, if at all, over the past thirty years.

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and#160;In recent years, members of legal, law enforcement, media and academic circles have portrayed rape as a special kind of crime distinct from other forms of violence. In Framing the Rape Victim, Carine M. Mardorossian argues that this differential treatment of rape has exacerbated the ghettoizing of sexual violence along gendered lines. Both a critical analysis and a call to action, Framing the Rape Victim shows that rape is not a special interest issue that pertains just to women but a pervasive one that affects our society as a whole.

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No Permanent Waves boldly enters the ongoing debates over the utility of the "wave" metaphor for capturing the complex history of women's rights by offering fresh perspectives on the diverse movements that comprise U.S. feminism, past and present. Seventeen essays--both original and reprinted--address continuities, conflicts, and transformations among women's movements in the United States from the early nineteenth century through today.

Synopsis:

The Vulnerable Empowered Woman assesses the state of women’s healthcare today by analyzing popular media representations—television, print newspapers, websites, advertisements, blogs, and memoirs—in order to understand the ways in which breast cancer, postpartum depression, and cervical cancer are discussed in American public life. Tasha N. Dubriwny’s analysis concludes with a call to re-politicize women’s health through narratives that can help us imagine women, and their relationship to medicine, differently.

Synopsis:

Sociologist Doug Meyer offers the first investigation of anti-queer violence that highlights the role played by race, class, and gender. Drawing on interviews with forty-seven victims of violence, Meyer shows that LGBT people encounter significantly different forms of violenceandmdash;and perceive that violence quite differentlyandmdash;based on their race, class, and gender. Attempts to reduce anti-queer violence that ignore these three factors run the risk of helping only the most privileged gay subjects. and#160;

Synopsis:

In recent years, members of legal, law enforcement, media and academic circles have portrayed rape as a special kind of crime distinct from other forms of violence. In Framing the Rape Victim, Carine M. Mardorossian argues that this differential treatment of rape has exacerbated the ghettoizing of sexual violence along gendered lines and has repeatedly led to womenandrsquo;s being accused of triggering, if not causing, rape through immodest behavior, comportment, passivity, or weakness.

Contesting the notion that rape is the result of deviant behaviors of victims or perpetrators, Mardorossian argues that rape saturates our culture and defines masculinityandrsquo;s relation to femininity, both of which are structural positions rather than biologically derived ones. Using diverse examples throughout, Mardorossian draws from Hollywood film and popular culture to contemporary womenandrsquo;s fiction and hospitalized birth emphasizing that the position of dominant masculinity can be occupied by men, women, or institutions, while structural femininity is a position that may define and subordinate men, minorities, and other marginalized groups just as effectively as it does women.and#160; Highlighting the legacies of the politically correct debates of the 1990s and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the book illustrates how the framing of the term andldquo;victimandrdquo; has played a fundamental role in constructing notions of agency that valorize autonomy and support exclusionary, especially masculine, models of American selfhood.

The gendering of rape, including by well-meaning, sometimes feminist, voices that claim to have victimsandrsquo; best interests at heart, ultimately obscures its true role in our culture. Both a critical analysis and a call to action, Framing the Rape Victim shows that rape is not a special interest issue that pertains just to women but a pervasive one that affects our society as a whole.

About the Author

and#160;CARINE M. MARDOROSSIAN is a professor of English at the University of Buffalo. Her first book was Reclaiming Difference: Caribbean Women Rewrite Postcolonialism.and#160;

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Framing the Victim

2. Rape and Victimology in Feminist Theory

3. andquot;Birth Rapeandquot;: Laboring Women, Coaching Men, and Natural Childbirth in the Hospital Setting

4. Prison Rape, Masculinity, and the Missed Alliances of Hollywood Cinema

5. Rape by Proxy in Contemporary Diasporic Women's Fiction

Conclusion

Notes

Works Cited

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813566023
Author:
Mardorossian, Carine M.
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Dubriwny, Tasha N.
Author:
Fernandes, Leela
Author:
Taylor, Ula
Author:
Hewitt, Nancy A.
Author:
Thompson, Becky
Author:
Gilmore, Stephanie
Author:
Jones, Martha
Author:
Meyer, Doug
Author:
Vapnek, Lara
Author:
Wu, Judy
Author:
Nadasen, Premilla
Author:
MacLean, Nancy
Author:
Gold, Roberta
Author:
vez
Author:
Peoples, Whitney
Author:
acirc
Author:
Marisela Ch
Author:
Garrison, Ednie
Author:
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Author:
Ch
Author:
vez, Marisela
Author:
Cobble, Dorothy
Author:
Zarnow, Leandra
Author:
Valk, Anne
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Gay Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 table
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family

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"Synopsis" by ,
and#160;In recent years, members of legal, law enforcement, media and academic circles have portrayed rape as a special kind of crime distinct from other forms of violence. In Framing the Rape Victim, Carine M. Mardorossian argues that this differential treatment of rape has exacerbated the ghettoizing of sexual violence along gendered lines. Both a critical analysis and a call to action, Framing the Rape Victim shows that rape is not a special interest issue that pertains just to women but a pervasive one that affects our society as a whole.

"Synopsis" by ,
No Permanent Waves boldly enters the ongoing debates over the utility of the "wave" metaphor for capturing the complex history of women's rights by offering fresh perspectives on the diverse movements that comprise U.S. feminism, past and present. Seventeen essays--both original and reprinted--address continuities, conflicts, and transformations among women's movements in the United States from the early nineteenth century through today.
"Synopsis" by ,

The Vulnerable Empowered Woman assesses the state of women’s healthcare today by analyzing popular media representations—television, print newspapers, websites, advertisements, blogs, and memoirs—in order to understand the ways in which breast cancer, postpartum depression, and cervical cancer are discussed in American public life. Tasha N. Dubriwny’s analysis concludes with a call to re-politicize women’s health through narratives that can help us imagine women, and their relationship to medicine, differently.

"Synopsis" by ,
Sociologist Doug Meyer offers the first investigation of anti-queer violence that highlights the role played by race, class, and gender. Drawing on interviews with forty-seven victims of violence, Meyer shows that LGBT people encounter significantly different forms of violenceandmdash;and perceive that violence quite differentlyandmdash;based on their race, class, and gender. Attempts to reduce anti-queer violence that ignore these three factors run the risk of helping only the most privileged gay subjects. and#160;

"Synopsis" by ,
In recent years, members of legal, law enforcement, media and academic circles have portrayed rape as a special kind of crime distinct from other forms of violence. In Framing the Rape Victim, Carine M. Mardorossian argues that this differential treatment of rape has exacerbated the ghettoizing of sexual violence along gendered lines and has repeatedly led to womenandrsquo;s being accused of triggering, if not causing, rape through immodest behavior, comportment, passivity, or weakness.

Contesting the notion that rape is the result of deviant behaviors of victims or perpetrators, Mardorossian argues that rape saturates our culture and defines masculinityandrsquo;s relation to femininity, both of which are structural positions rather than biologically derived ones. Using diverse examples throughout, Mardorossian draws from Hollywood film and popular culture to contemporary womenandrsquo;s fiction and hospitalized birth emphasizing that the position of dominant masculinity can be occupied by men, women, or institutions, while structural femininity is a position that may define and subordinate men, minorities, and other marginalized groups just as effectively as it does women.and#160; Highlighting the legacies of the politically correct debates of the 1990s and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the book illustrates how the framing of the term andldquo;victimandrdquo; has played a fundamental role in constructing notions of agency that valorize autonomy and support exclusionary, especially masculine, models of American selfhood.

The gendering of rape, including by well-meaning, sometimes feminist, voices that claim to have victimsandrsquo; best interests at heart, ultimately obscures its true role in our culture. Both a critical analysis and a call to action, Framing the Rape Victim shows that rape is not a special interest issue that pertains just to women but a pervasive one that affects our society as a whole.

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