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NCJ Number: 155708 Find in a Library
Title: Transforming A Rape Culture
Editor(s): E Buchwald; P Fletcher; M Roth
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 470
Sponsoring Agency: Milkweed Editions
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Publication Number: ISBN 1-57131-204-8
Sale Source: Milkweed Editions
430 First Avenue North
Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States of America
Type: Collected Work
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Essays discussing rape and strategies to prevent it are presented.
Abstract: The premise of this book is that, in a rape culture, men and women assume that sexual violence is a fact of life, inevitable as death or taxes. The editors, through this collection of 37 essays, argue that much of what is accepted by society as inevitable is in fact the expression of values and attitudes that can change. The essays, most of which were written at the editors' invitation, describe a future without rape, strategies to achieve it, and current programs of action that are having some degree of success in changing the climate that encourages sexual violence. Essayists included are Andrea Dworkin, Pamela R. Fletcher, Naomi Wolf, Gloria Steinem, bell hooks, and Michael S. Kimmel. In addition to the essays, a list of organizations working on issues related to rape, a bibliography, an index of contributors, and a subject index are included. A mission statement of Milkweed Editions publishers also is included.
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Rape; Sexual assault
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