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    The rise and rise of sexual violence

    Bourke, Joanna (2018) The rise and rise of sexual violence. Historical Reflections 44 (1), pp. 104-116. ISSN 0315-7997.

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    This article explores Pinker’s analysis of sexual violence in modern history. It argues that his analysis is flawed because of a selective choice of data, a minimization of certain harms, the application of an evolutionary psychology approach, the failure to interrogate new forms of aggression, and a refusal to acknowledge the political underpinnings of his research. By failing to acknowledge and then control for his own ideological bias, Pinker has missed an opportunity to convincingly explain the changing nature of violence in our societies.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version of the article. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): cyber crime, evolutionary psychology, politics, rape myths, sexual violence, trauma
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2017 15:44
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:37


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