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dc.contributor.authorMohamed, Tameera
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-14T13:03:45Z
dc.date.available2018-08-14T13:03:45Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/74104
dc.description.abstractFeminist research and activism has attempted to challenge the notion that sexual violence is insignificant. In part, this has been accomplished through forging connections between sexual violence and trauma and advocating for the inclusion of sexual violence into the diagnostic criteria for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Yet the increasing reliance on trauma and psychiatric models in the feminist campaign against sexual violence has also been debated. This project draws on a case study of twenty-four feminists in Halifax, Nova Scotia to explore how feminist debates around sexual violence and the usefulness of trauma are addressed by self-identified feminists in conversations about sexual violence. Drawing on focus group and interview data, this study finds that three concepts – choice, experience, and trauma – shaped participants’ understanding of sexual violence and limited participants’ ability to engage structural analyses of sexual violence. This study also demonstrates that feminists may be perpetuating a ‘trauma-of-rape’ discourse.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectfeminismen_US
dc.subjectfeminist theoryen_US
dc.subjectsexual violenceen_US
dc.subjecttraumaen_US
dc.subjectmedicalizationen_US
dc.titleSexual Violence and Trauma: Exploring Contemporary Feminist Approachesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2018-08-03
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Sociology & Social Anthropologyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerN/Aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorFiona Martinen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerFiona Martinen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerElizabeth Fittingen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorEmma Whelanen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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