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Author Ehrlich, Susan (Susan Lynn)

Title Representing rape : language and sexual consent / Susan Ehrlich
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2001


Description 1 online resource (x, 174 pages)
Contents The institutional coerciveness of legal discourse -- "My shirt came off ... I gather that I took it off": the accused's grammar of non-agency -- "I see an option, I simply want to explore that option with you": questions and ideological work -- "I didn't yell, I didn't scream": Complainants' ineffectual agency or strategic agency? -- "The signals between men and women are not being read correctly": miscommunication and acquaintance rape
Summary Representing Rape is the first feminist analysis of the language of sexual assault trials from the perspective of linguists. Susan Ehrlich argues that language is central to all legal settings - specifically sexual harassment and acquaintance rape hearings where linguistic descriptions of the events are often the only type of evidence available. Language does not simply reflect but helps to construct the character of the people and events under investigation. The book is based around a case study of the trial of a male student accused of two instances of sexual assault in two diff
Notes Originally published 2001 by Routledge
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-167) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Rape.
LAW -- Criminal Law -- General.
Discourse analysis.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203459032