The rhetoric of rape: a critical mapping of the discursive landscape in France = La rhétorique du viol: une recension critique du paysage discursif français

Evans, Dylan Sebastian (2013) The rhetoric of rape: a critical mapping of the discursive landscape in France = La rhétorique du viol: une recension critique du paysage discursif français. MA(Res) thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

The Rhetoric of Rape: A Critical Mapping of the Discursive Landscape in France comprises three theoretically distinct, but thematically contiguous essays, each of which touches upon the highly contentious topic of 'la tournante'. From the expression 'faire tourner', meaning something like 'to hand, or to pass (something) around; to share', the word has taken on an additional, specialized, and more sinister sense: that of gang-rape. In place of the politically polarized lens through which 'la tournante' has been seen, The Rhetoric of Rape offers an alternative set of theoretical, respectively phenomenological (Maurice Merleau-Ponty), linguistic (John Langshaw Austin), and psychoanalytical (Sigmund Freud) perspectives from which the practice and its discursive conditions of possibility — its underlying archaeology — can be mapped. This triangulation of views reveals how certain political (pouvoir), epistemic (savoir), and erotic (plaisir) strategies mobilize rape and its rhetoric.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MA(Res))
Supervisors: Still, J.M.
Keywords: Rape, Rhetoric, Gender, Sexuality, France, Michel Foucault
Subjects: H Social sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Item ID: 13525
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2015 10:46
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 15:20
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/13525

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