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Author Taylor, S. Caroline.

Title Court licensed abuse : patriarchal lore and the legal response to intrafamilial sexual abuse of children / S. Caroline Taylor
Published New York : P. Lang, 2004
New York : P. Lang, [2004]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  KM 544.6 K1 Tay/Cla  AVAILABLE
 W'BOOL  345.9402536 Tay/Cla  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 312 pages ; 23 cm
Series New literacies and digital epistemologies, 1523-9543 ; . 11
New literacies and digital epistemologies. 1523-9543 ; . 11
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
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
Analysis Feminst jurisprudence
Child abuse - Social aspects
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [305]-310
Subject Child sexual abuse -- Australia.
Incest -- Social aspects -- Australia.
Feminist jurisprudence.
LC no. 2004011674
ISBN 0820461717 paperback alkaline paper