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Sexual Violence and the Law in Japan

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Overview

This book provides a detailed examination of judicial decision-making in Japanese cases involving sexual violence. It describes the culture of 'eroticised violence' in Japan, which locates culpability in the feminine body, and the legal system which encourages homogeneity and conformity in decision-making. It details the significant legal constraints confronting women claiming sexual assaults through an analysis of specific case studies and provides a discussion of recent moves to address the problems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415336512
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/19/2005
  • Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Burns lectures in the School of Languages and linguistics, Griffith University, Australia. Her research interests include gender studies, law and popular culture in Japan, and feminist jurisprudence.

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Table of Contents

Prelude : rape v. murder - or (excessive) self defence?
1 Legal storytelling and sexual violence 1
2 Hegemonic masculinity and guilty feminine bodies 19
3 Confronting the Japanese criminal justice system 44
4 Credibility in the court : scripting rape 67
5 'In truth she was probably very drunk' : women subject to scrutiny 84
6 Markers of truth : silencing women in the court 110
7 Subversive stories and feminist strategies 131
8 Conclusion 159
App. 1 Legal definitions 163
App. 2 The cases 165
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