New Feminist Stories of Child Sexual Abuse: Sexual Scripts by Paula Reavey, Sam Warner

By Paula Reavey, Sam Warner

The foreign feminist participants to this ebook glance through the lens of poststructuralism at how baby sexual abuse is otherwise represented and understood within the populist, educational, medical, media and felony contexts. transforming prior feminist analyses, they exhibit how baby sexual abuse isn't just approximately gender and gear but additionally approximately category, race and sexuality. the 1st, theoretical part of the publication opinions normative theories of the 'effects' of abuse, explores the effect and effects of feminist interventions and severely examines the aptitude usefulness of a feminist post-stucturalist method. within the moment half, those understandings are utilized to precise arenas of perform with the purpose of offering a framework for serious intervention and replacement and higher methods of operating with baby sexual abuse.

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De Lauretis suggests that if the shift away from a secure home involves painful ‘dis-placements’, both personal and conceptual: ‘the leaving is not a choice: one could not live there, in the first place’ (de Lauretis, 1988: 139). Afterword: loving another science By the mid-1990s I began to see different aspects of my work as elements of a much larger project concerned with various forms of sexual violence and their different cultural representations (Atmore, 1997b, c, 1998, 1999a, Feminism’s restless undead 27 c).

Mitchell and A. , Oxford: Basil Blackwell, pp. 63–84. Haraway, D. (1985) ‘A manifesto for cyborgs: science, technology, and socialist feminism in the 1980s’, Socialist Review 15, March/April. Haraway, D. (1988) ‘Situated knowledges: the science question in feminism and the privilege of partial perspective’, Feminist Studies 14, 3: 575–599. Haraway, D. (1989) Primate visions: gender, race, and nature in the world of modern science, New York: Routledge. Hartsock, N. (1989/90) ‘Postmodernism and political change: issues for feminist theory’, Cultural Critique Winter: 15–33.

This must involve: leaving or giving up a place that is safe, that is ‘home’ (physically, emotionally, linguistically, and epistemologically) for another place that is unknown and risky, that is not only emotionally but conceptually other, a place of discourse from which speaking and thinking are at best tentative, uncertain, unguaranteed. ) Monolithic accounts of all kinds therefore begin to break down. I am forced to begin to acknowledge more how my own partial perspective has shaped my view of sexual violence and its place in any larger social scheme, to the extent that at the height (or perhaps depth) of antipornography and anti-child-sexual-abuse activism, I operated from a kind of siege mentality (cf.

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