Reading Rape

Reading Rape

The Rhetoric of Sexual Violence in American Literature and Culture, 1790-1990

eBook - 2002
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Reading Rape examines how American culture talks about sexual violence and explains why, in the latter twentieth century, rape achieved such significance as a trope of power relations. Through attentive readings of a wide range of literary and cultural representations of sexual assault--from antebellum seduction narratives and "realist" representations of rape in nineteenth-century novels to Deliverance, American Psycho, and contemporary feminist accounts--Sabine Sielke traces the evolution of a specifically American rhetoric of rape. She considers the kinds of cultural work that this rhetoric.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002
ISBN: 9781400824946
140082494X
9781400814688
1400814685
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 241 pages) : illustrations

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