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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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    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: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 10:58
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:53


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