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Rape in the Nordic Countries (Open Access): Continuity and Change
 

Rape in the Nordic Countries (Open Access): Continuity and Change (Hardback)

Edited by Bruvik Heinskou, Marie
Edited by Skilbrei, May-Len
Edited by Stefansen, Kari

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  • Pub Date
    18 Nov 19

While the Nordic countries are listed at the top in most international rankings of gender equality and citizens' feelings of security, studies on the prevalence of sexual victimisation present a different picture, suggesting that the very countries that have invested much in esta... read full description below.

ISBN 9781138606517
Barcode 9781138606517
Release Date 18 November 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Routledge Research in Gender and Society
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ISBN-13 9781138606517
ISBN-10 1138606510
Stock Release date is 18 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Release Date 18 November 2019
International Release Date 30 November 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Bruvik Heinskou, Marie
Edited by Skilbrei, May-Len
Edited by Stefansen, Kari
Series Routledge Research in Gender and Society
Category Gender Studies
Violence In Society
Crime & Criminology
Jurisprudence & General Issues
English law: gender law
Criminal Law
Number of Pages 246
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Rape - Scandinavia, Sex crimes - Scandinavia
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 364.15320948
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

While the Nordic countries are listed at the top in most international rankings of gender equality and citizens' feelings of security, studies on the prevalence of sexual victimisation present a different picture, suggesting that the very countries that have invested much in establishing gender equality actually see a high prevalence of sexual violence. This book sheds light on the phenomenon and construction of rape and other forms of sexual violence within the Nordic region, exploring the ways in which rape and sexual violence are dealt with through criminal law and considering governmental policies aimed at combatting it, with a special focus on legal regulations and developments. Thematically organised, it offers new research on perpetrators, victimhood, criminal justice and prevention. Multi-disciplinary in approach, it brings together the latest work from a range of scholars to offer insights into the situation in the five Nordic countries, asking how and why rape and other forms of sexual violence occur, whilst also addressing the timely issues of online sexual cultures, BDSM and the grey areas of sexual offences. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, criminology and law with interests in gender and sexual violence.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This edited collection constitutes a landmark in helping a wider audience appreciate the challenges in assuming a 'Nordic exceptionalism' when it comes to rape and sexual violence. The chapters in this book demonstrate the continuities and differences within Nordic countries and places elsewhere in the world in making sense of what counts as rape and sexual violence, how to count these experiences, and how to make sense of the perpetrators both 'real' and 'digital'. It is a collection which is remarkable in its nuance and its wider contribution to the literature. No matter how much you might think you know about rape and sexual violence, you will definitely benefit from reading the excellent and thought provoking contributions found here. - Sandra Walklate, Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology, University of Liverpool, UK, and Conjoint Chair of Criminology, Monash University, Australia This is a truly exceptional volume on how to study, make sense of, and address rape and sexual harm. Focusing on the Nordic region, it provides rich new research on perpetration, victimization, criminal justice, and prevention. The chapters also develop theoretical frameworks that can and should be engaged well beyond this context. It is necessary reading for all those interested in the Nordic region, and to all those interested sexual assault, gender, and public policy. - Shamus Khan, Professor & Chair Department of Sociology, Columbia University, USA

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Author's Bio

Marie Bruvik Heinskou works as Commissioning Editor at Hans Reitzels Publishing House and as external lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. She is former Associate Professor of Sociology at Aalborg University, Denmark, and has published on sexual violence and violence in leading international journals. May-Len Skilbrei is Professor at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo, Norway. She also holds a position at Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) at Oslo Metropolitan University. Her research interests are gender, sexuality, power and law and she has published books, articles and chapters internationally on how Nordic governments and civil society actors approach prostitution, human trafficking, child sexual abuse and sexual violence. Kari Stefansen works as a Research Professor at Norwegian Social Research, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway. She is the co-editor of Collaborating against Child Abuse: Exploring the Nordic Barnahus Model. Her current research focuses on youth and sexual violence.

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