Rape by Mithu Sanyal

Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo by Mithu Sanyal
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Overview: Join award-winning broadcaster, academic and author Mithu Sanyal for a bold, honest and unflinching exploration of the way we talk and think about rape, based on her new book.

Thanks to Title IX cases, #MeToo, and #Times Up, the issue of rape seems to be constantly in the news. But our thinking on the subject has a long history, one that cultural critic Mithu Sanyal elegantly reconstructs. She narrates a history spanning from Lucretia-whose legendary rape and suicide was said to be the downfall of the last Roman king-to second-wave feminism, Tarzan, and Roman Polanski.

Sanyal demonstrates that the way we understand rape is remarkably (and alarmingly) consistent across the ages, even though the world has changed beyond recognition. It is high time for a new and informed debate about sexual violence, sexual boundaries, and consent.

Mithu Sanyal shows that our comprehension of rape is closely connected to our understanding of sex, sexuality, and gender. Why is it that we expect victims to be irreparably damaged? When we think of rapists, why do we think of strangers rather than uncles, husbands, priests, or boyfriends? And in the era of #MeToo, what should “justice” look like?

Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo examines the role of race and the recurrent image of the black rapist, the omission of male victims, and what we mean when we talk about “rape culture.” Sanyal takes on every received opinion we have about rape, arguing with liberals, conservatives, and feminists alike.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Social Science > Women’s Studies

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Fraternity Gang Rape through Peggy Reeves Sanday

Fraternity Gang Rape: Sex, Brotherhood, and Privilege on Campus through Peggy Reeves Sanday
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Overview: Straight out of as of late’s headlines,this extensively acclaimed and meticulously documented quantity illustrates, in painstaking and painful element, how gang rape happens with regularity in fraternities, athletic dorms, and in different solely male enclaves. Drawing on interviews with each sufferers and fraternity individuals, Peggy Reeves Sanday reconstructs the day by day existence within the fraternity, highlighting the position performed through pornography, male bonding, and degrading, ceaselessly gruesome, initiation rituals.
According to the analysis of Sanday and others -the documentation is compelling-gang rape happens extensively on our school campuses. Yet, those incidents, all over which an ceaselessly under the influence of alcohol or stoned lady is again and again assaulted through a teach of fraternity brothers, are infrequently prosecuted and even classified rape, a part of an institutional angle that seeks to offer protection to the college, privileges males and sanctions sexual energy and abuse. In this dramatic divulge, Sanday explores this darker facet of school existence with perception, sensitivity, and readability.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education > Social Sciences > Criminology

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Carr: Five Years of Rape and Murder by Edna Buchanan

Carr: Five Years of Rape and Murder by Edna Buchanan
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Overview: A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist gets inside the mind of a serial killer-and uncovers what makes truly evil men kill.

Robert Frederick Carr III was clever and appeared friendly, the perfect lure to draw in his next victim. His crimes were unconscionable: he kidnapped fifteen people, raped and tortured most, and murdered four before being arrested. After confessing to his grisly crimes and leading police on a cross country grave digging trip to recover the bodies, Carr begged Edna Buchanan, the police reporter for the Miami Herald, to write about him, to help prevent future crimes like his. During long hours of interviewing him in his jail cell, Buchanan found Carr to be an instinctively intelligent sadist, a predator who abandoned his wife and children to pursue a five year odyssey of violence. Carr’s story is a chilling look into the dark soul of a born killer.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Carr: Five Years of Rape and Murder

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Hospitality, Rape & Consent in Vampire Culture by David Baker+

Hospitality, Rape and Consent in Vampire Popular Culture: Letting the Wrong One In by David Baker, Stephanie Green,‎ Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bienkowska
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Overview: This unique study explores the vampire as host and guest, captor and hostage: a perfect lover and force of seductive predation. From Dracula and Carmilla, to True Blood and The Originals, the figure of the vampire embodies taboos and desires about hospitality, rape and consent.

The first section welcomes the reader into ominous spaces of home, examining the vampire through concepts of hospitality and power, the metaphor of threshold, and the blurred boundaries between visitation, invasion and confinement. Section two reflects upon the historical development of vampire narratives and the monster as oppressed, alienated Other. Section three discusses cultural anxieties of youth, (im)maturity, childhood agency, abuse and the age of consent. The final section addresses vampire as intimate partner, mapping boundaries between invitation, passion and coercion.

With its fresh insight into vampire genre, this book will appeal to academics, students and general public alike.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General Popular Culture > Social Sciences > Vampires

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Hospitality, Rape & Consent in Vampire Culture by David Baker+ (.PDF)

Hospitality, Rape and Consent in Vampire Popular Culture: Letting the Wrong One In by David Baker, Stephanie Green,‎ Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bienkowska
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.18 MB
Overview: This unique study explores the vampire as host and guest, captor and hostage: a perfect lover and force of seductive predation. From Dracula and Carmilla, to True Blood and The Originals, the figure of the vampire embodies taboos and desires about hospitality, rape and consent.

The first section welcomes the reader into ominous spaces of home, examining the vampire through concepts of hospitality and power, the metaphor of threshold, and the blurred boundaries between visitation, invasion and confinement. Section two reflects upon the historical development of vampire narratives and the monster as oppressed, alienated Other. Section three discusses cultural anxieties of youth, (im)maturity, childhood agency, abuse and the age of consent. The final section addresses vampire as intimate partner, mapping boundaries between invitation, passion and coercion.

With its fresh insight into vampire genre, this book will appeal to academics, students and general public alike.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General Popular Culture > Social Sciences > Vampires

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Rape-revenge Films: A Critical Study

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