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The Contemporary Problem of Mass Rape

The Contemporary Problem of Mass Rape

ByAllison Ruby Reid-Cunningham

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Sexual assault is used as a tactic of war and genocide because of its consequences for individuals, families, and communities. The physical and emotional impact of individual assaults are magnified when rape is committed on a mass scale, as in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Rwanda, and Darfur. Forced sexual penetration with insemination and impregnation represents a symbolic conquest of the woman by the rapist and by extension the raped woman’s community, family or culture. This symbolic conquest becomes applicable to the whole population as survivors, witnesses, families and communities internalize rape as an assault on their collective identity. Although social welfare is uniquely suited to respond to the problems of rape, the topic of mass rape has been neglected. This book makes a plea for deeper engagement by social welfare and social work scholars and professionals.

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Publication Date
Jun 28, 2007
Language
English
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Allison Ruby Reid-Cunningham

Specifications

Pages
132
Binding
Case Wrap
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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