The Age of Sex Crime / Edition 1

The Age of Sex Crime / Edition 1

by Jane Caputi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879723858

ISBN-13: 9780879723859

Pub. Date: 06/01/1987

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

The sexualized serial murder of women by men is the subject of this provocative book. Jane Caputi argues that the sensationalized murders by men such as Jack the Ripper, Son of Sam, Hillside Strangler, and the Yorkshire Ripper represent a contemporary genre of sexually political crimes. The awful deeds function as a form of patriarchal terrorism,

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The sexualized serial murder of women by men is the subject of this provocative book. Jane Caputi argues that the sensationalized murders by men such as Jack the Ripper, Son of Sam, Hillside Strangler, and the Yorkshire Ripper represent a contemporary genre of sexually political crimes. The awful deeds function as a form of patriarchal terrorism, “disappearing” women at a rate of some four thousand annually in the United States alone.
          Caputi asks us not only to name the phenomenon of sexually political murder, but to recognize sex crime in all of its various interconnecting manifestations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879723859
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
06/01/1987
Edition description:
1
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

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