Reproducing Rape: Domination through Talk in the Courtroom - Language & Legal Discourse S. (Hardback)
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Reproducing Rape: Domination through Talk in the Courtroom - Language & Legal Discourse S. (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 01/02/1993
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This book offers new insight into one of the most disturbing social problems of modern societies: rape. Using tape recordings of actual trials, Gregory M. Matoesian looks at the social construction of rape trials and at how a woman's experience of violation can be transformed in the courtroom into an act of routine, consensual sex. Matoesian examines the language of the courtroom, focusing on how defense lawyers interpret and classify rape in a way that makes the victim's experience appear as a normal sexual encounter. He analyzes the language that defence attorneys use in cross-examination to argue that courtroom talk can shape the victim's testimony to fit male standards of legitimate sexual practice. On this view, cross-examination is an adversarial war of words through which lawyers manipulate reality and perpetuate the patriarchal domination of women.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226510798
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 509 g
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 26 mm

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