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The Resource Serial survivors : women's narratives of surviving rape, Jan Jordan

Serial survivors : women's narratives of surviving rape, Jan Jordan

Serial survivors : women's narratives of surviving rape
Serial survivors
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women's narratives of surviving rape
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Jan Jordan
  • "This book tells the story of fifteen women who survived a sexual assault, all of them attacked by the same serial rapist. It tells the story of their survival, and is based on extensive interviews with the fifteen women. The interviews illustrate how each stage of the process following the attack became an exercise in survival surviving the assault, managing police interviewing, surviving and coping with going to court, surviving all the many impacts on their lives, and also managing how those close to them were affected. The picture that emerges demonstrates that surviving rape is not a one-off event but a continual process. The different procedures and aspects each pose their own challenges as the victims/survivors manage the various and on-going intrusions and encounters that follow in the aftermath of rape. This book presents their stories the losses and the triumphs, the battles and the victories. Their accounts make both their fear and courage palpable, and are a gift to us all as we survive our own traumas or support those around us, personally or professionally, in theirs. They demonstrate the many diverse ways in which a sexual attack can impact, not only on the woman herself but on her partner, parents, children, friends, neighbours all of us. For when one woman is raped, a whole community hurts. That is why we need to understand so much more deeply the impacts of rape, and why we must do all we can to minimise its occurrence."--Provided by publisher
  • "This groundbreaking book presents the survival stories of 15 women who were all sexually assaulted by the same man, a serial rapist who for many years terrorised women in the city of Auckland, New Zealand." "The sexual assault marked the beginning of a long journey through police, medical and court processes, each of which had to be negotiated and survived. For many it seemed as if every aspect of their lives was affected, and life would never be the same again. The book explores the complexities of resistance, self-defence and survival against the backdrop of individual women's narratives." "This book evolves from a wish expressed by many of these women that some good would come from the pain and fear they experienced. They tell their stories in the hope of promoting understanding, and to inspire others on their own survival journeys."--BOOK JACKET
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.J67 2008
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non fiction
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Serial survivors : women's narratives of surviving rape, Jan Jordan
Serial survivors : women's narratives of surviving rape, Jan Jordan
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-227) and index
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  • Ch. 5.
  • Surviving others; others surviving
  • Ch. 6.
  • Surviving and moving on
  • App. 1.
  • Writing this book
  • App. 2.
  • Malcom Rewa, serial rapist
  • Ch. 1.
  • The women
  • Ch. 2.
  • Surviving the attack
  • Ch. 3.
  • Surviving police processes
  • Ch. 4.
  • Surviving the trial
  • App. 2. Malcom Rewa, serial rapist
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21 cm.
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viii, 232 pages
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  • (Sirsi) MH_67644
  • (OCoLC)195739637
  • (AuCNLKIN)000042363018
  • (BNAtoc)B5834708
  • (NLNZils)1319048
  • (Nz)11615375

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