Rape Work: Victims, Gender, and Emotions in Organization and Community Context / Edition 1

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Overview

Despite the proliferation of rape crisis centers and other improvements in the treatment of rape victims over the past 20 years, many victims still find themselves the victims of what has been called a "second rape" by doctors, lawyers, judges, police, and administrators that process them. This book takes a critical look at the organizations and officials that process rape victims to see how the structure of their respective organizations often prevent them from providing responsive care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415927741
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/3/2005
  • Series: Perspectives on Gender Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,391,252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Rape work 13
2 Rape work in organizational context 27
3 The legal institution : why police, prosecutors, and judges collaborate with rapists and their defenders 47
4 Hospitals - the reluctant partner 73
5 Rape crisis centers as unobtrusive mobilizers 95
6 Discursive politics 119
7 Communities and rape work 139
8 Gender and rape work 165
9 The emotions of rape work : "you need some really soft handling" 185
10 Moving forward 215
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