Qty:1
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Save: $6.09 (20%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by books4little
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Nearly Perfect, A Never Read Store Copy. Delivery Confirmation with all Domestic Orders ! We ship all Domestic Orders with Delivery Confirmation and a Confirming e mail that your order went out within HOURS of receiving your order 6 DAYS a week! We are a Family owned business since 1995.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Rape: Sex, Violence, History Hardcover – October 28, 2007


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$23.91
$14.11 $4.28
Take%20an%20Extra%2030%25%20Off%20Any%20Book

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more.

  • Get a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card: Get the Discover it card and get a $100.00 Amazon.com Gift Card* after your first purchase within 3 months. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

Rape: Sex, Violence, History + Men Who Rape: The Psychology Of The Offender + Transforming a Rape Culture
Price for all three: $57.67

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Holiday Deals in Books
Holiday Deals in Books
Find deals for every reader in the Holiday Deals in Books store, featuring savings of up to 50% on cookbooks, children's books, literature & fiction, and more.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Counterpoint; First Edition edition (October 28, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593761147
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593761141
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #654,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

One in every eight Hollywood movies features a rape scene, writes Bourke in the first chapter of this groundbreaking study of sexual violence. While much has been written about rape, notably Susan Brownmiller's pioneering 1975 Against Our Will, it has almost always focused on female victims/survivors. Bourke boldly focuses her study on the rapist: Why do some people set out to sexually humiliate and torture others? Bourke (An Intimate History of Killing), a professor of history at Birkbeck College in London, effectively synthesizes an enormous amount of material—from sentencing rates for rape to historical records—across a wide range of topics: the history of laws relating to sexual psychopathology in the United States and Britain; how military culture influences discussions of sexual assault; the legal and cultural differences between indecent exposure and exhibitionism. Bourke delineates the effect of popular culture on the public discourse about rape—including the politics of blaming popular culture for the sexual abuses at Abu Ghraib—and adds significantly to that discussion. In her final chapter, Bourke radically revises aspects of contemporary feminist thought. In this provocative, well-argued exploration, she constructs a theory of sexual violence with an emphasis on female bodily integrity, yet does not fall into easy gender categorization such as accusing all men of sexual aggression. (Nov.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kelly on April 19, 2014
Format: Paperback
It would be difficult to overstate how important this book is to the discussion about the ubiquity of rape culture. The chapters on rape myths and the legal history and treatment of rape are especially helpful in their clear condemnation of society's handling of rapes. Bourke uses statistics and cases to illustrate the history of rape culture and its current impact on society, particularly the epidemic of rapes going uninvestigated, unprosecuted, and unpunished.

If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of rape.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Ruqayyah on November 24, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I like the book.

Delivery though……was in a cheap box that got dented and dented my book…. :/
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 9 people found the following review helpful By William R. Toddmancillas on March 22, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you can get past the feminist bigotry and irritating postmodern style of writing, you may learn much of interest about rape as it is depicted by rape extremists, but good luck with that. Too bad. Too important a subject to be so clumsily handled.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again