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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.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/arbor.2010.743n1205

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Trauma, rape, sexual violence
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 10:58
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:19
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2769

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