Sexual violation and trauma in historical perspective
Bourke, Joanna (2010) Sexual violation and trauma in historical perspective. Arbor-Ciencia Pensamiento Y Cultura 186 (743), pp. 407-416. ISSN 0210-1963.
Trauma is not a universal way of speaking about the effects of "bad events" but is socially constructed. In the case of rape, psychological trauma is a relatively recent way of conceptualising the aftermath of violence. This article examines the development within psychiatric, legal, and forensic textbooks of the notion of "trauma" in reference to rape victims, and investigates the reasons for its relatively recent application.
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||Trauma, rape, sexual violence|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology|
|Research Centre:||Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)|
|Date Deposited:||23 Nov 2010 10:58|
|Last Modified:||12 Dec 2016 09:16|
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