Sexual Violence and Rape
Anderson, I. 2017. Sexual Violence and Rape. in: Turner, Bryan S. (ed.) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.. pp. 1-3
|Editors||Turner, Bryan S.|
This entry discusses rape and sexual violence – its definitions, prevalence, sequelae, major etiological theories, and how it can be reduced. One of the most significant etiological explanations for rape is feminist. Feminist theories content that rape is a part of a rape‐supportive culture, a societal understanding of gender relations based on sexism, hegemonic masculinity, widespread gender inequality, and the socialization of children into traditional gender roles. It is argued that measures, which may equalize men and women along economic, sociopolitical, and cultural lines may help alleviate the burden of rape.
|Book title||The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.|
|Online||04 Dec 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||09 Nov 2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1002/9781118430873.est0334|
|Web address (URL)||https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118430873.est0334|
© 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Reproduced with permission of John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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