The Resource Court licensed abuse : patriarchal lore and the legal response to intrafamilial sexual abuse of children, S. Caroline Taylor

Court licensed abuse : patriarchal lore and the legal response to intrafamilial sexual abuse of children, S. Caroline Taylor

Label
Court licensed abuse : patriarchal lore and the legal response to intrafamilial sexual abuse of children
Title
Court licensed abuse
Title remainder
patriarchal lore and the legal response to intrafamilial sexual abuse of children
Statement of responsibility
S. Caroline Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is based on research that analyzes transcripts of intrafamilial child sexual abuse trials. Building on the contemporary focus of legal trials as hegemonic sites of storytelling from the perspectives of dominant interest groups, the argument is developed in three steps. The first documents the development of a de facto relationship between law and psychiatry that simultaneously silences and blames victims of sexual violence, and advances a critique of law as narrative. The second presents a detailed, critical, feminist reading of six trials that are presented as textual case studies. These show the legal mechanisms through which victim/survivor's accounts of abuse are transmuted into forms that facilitate the legal and theoretical acquittal of the alleged abuser and replicates - at symbolic and structural levels - those power relations inherent in the original abuse
  • The final step in the argument analyzes and synthesizes the structural and thematic patterns in the case studies to show how trials enact a narrative template that maintain a patriarchal status quo around intrafamilial child sexual abuse."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 345.94/02536
  • 345.9402536
Index
index present
LC call number
KU4182
LC item number
.T39 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New literacies and digital epistemologies,
Series volume
. 11
Label
Court licensed abuse : patriarchal lore and the legal response to intrafamilial sexual abuse of children, S. Caroline Taylor
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [305]-310
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  • zbnus
  • mel
  • wbl
  • fro
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Telling legal tales : trials as narratives and theatre -- 3. Case study R v EF -- 4. Case study R v G -- 5. Case study R v D -- 6. Case study R v L -- 7. Forced errors -- 8. Case studies analysis -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
000025551733
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 312 p.
Isbn
9780820461717
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004011674
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b20706583
System control number
  • 25551733lt
  • (OCoLC)55220241

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