Dangerous Desire: Literature of Sexual Freedom and Sexual Violence Since the Sixties pamela Barnett

ISBN: 9781135877910

Published: October 1st 2004

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224 pages


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Dangerous Desire: Literature of Sexual Freedom and Sexual Violence Since the Sixties  by  pamela Barnett

Dangerous Desire: Literature of Sexual Freedom and Sexual Violence Since the Sixties by pamela Barnett
October 1st 2004 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 224 pages | ISBN: 9781135877910 | 3.70 Mb

Dangerous Desire is an important work that calls attention to how post-1960s literary representations of rape have shaped the ways in which both sexual and social freedoms are imagined in American culture. Exploring key post-sixties texts includingMoreDangerous Desire is an important work that calls attention to how post-1960s literary representations of rape have shaped the ways in which both sexual and social freedoms are imagined in American culture.

Exploring key post-sixties texts including Cleavers Soul on Ice, Brownmillers Against Our Will, Frenchs The Womens Room, Naylors The Women of Brewster Place, Walkers Meridian, and Dickeys Deliverance, Barnett finds that the widespread literary explorations of rape were almost always conjoined with one or more of the radical social movements of the sixties: civil rights, black nationalism, womens liberation and black feminism.

Sexual violence emerges in these texts when the transformative possibilities articulated by sixties-era liberation movements trigger and intensify imbalances of power and cultural difference-for example, Eldridge Cleavers claim that he lashed out against the white power structure by raping white women. This book should be of considerable interest to students and scholars of 20th century American literature, as well as American Studies and African American Studies scholars interested broadly in issues of sexuality, race, and violenc



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