Sexual Violence and Rape

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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
AuthorsAnderson, I.
EditorsTurner, Bryan S.
Abstract

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 titleThe Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory
Page range1-3
Year2017
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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Online04 Dec 2017
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Deposited09 Nov 2018
ISBN9781118430866
9781118430873
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118430873.est0334
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118430873.est0334
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© 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Reproduced with permission of John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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