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Disrupting Rape Culture: Public space sexuality and revolt

Disrupting Rape Culture: Public space sexuality and revolt

Fanghanel, Alexandra ORCID: 0000-0002-4041-561X (2019) Disrupting Rape Culture: Public space sexuality and revolt. Bristol University Press. ISBN 978-1529202526

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Abstract

Pussy grabbing; hot mommas; topless protest; nasty women. Whether hypersexualised, desexualised, venerated or maligned, women’s bodies in public space continue to be framed as a problem. A problem that is discursively ‘solved’ by the continued proliferation of rape culture in everyday life.

Indeed, despite the rise in research and public awareness about rape culture and sexism in contemporary debates, gendered violence continues to be normalised.

Using case studies from the US and UK – the de/sexualised pregnancy, the troublesome naked protest, the errant BDSM player – Fanghanel interrogates how the female body is figured through, and revolts against, gendered violence.

Rape culture currently thrives. This book demonstrates how it happens, the politics that are mobilised to sustain it, and how we might act to contest it.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rape culture, sexuality, public space, bodies, praxis, social justice, spatial justice
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Crime, Law and (In) Security
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Law
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Last Modified: 15 May 2019 16:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 1
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/22819

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