New PDF release: Representing Rape: Language and sexual consent

By Susan Ehrlich

Representing Rape is the 1st feminist research of the language of sexual attack trials from the viewpoint of linguists. Susan Ehrlich argues that language is crucial to all criminal settings - in particular sexual harassment and acquaintance rape hearings the place linguistic descriptions of the occasions are frequently the one form of facts on hand. Language doesn't easily mirror yet is helping to build the nature of the folks and occasions below research.
The ebook is predicated round a case learn of the trial of a male pupil accused of 2 circumstances of sexual attack in diverse settings: a college tribunal and a felony trial. this situation is positioned inside of overseas reviews on rape trials and is appropriate to the criminal structures of the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. She exhibits how culturally-dominant notions approximately rape percolate in the course of the speak of sexual attack situations in numerous settings and eventually form their consequence. Ehrlich hopes that to appreciate rape trials during this approach is to acknowledge their ability for switch. by way of highlighting the underlying preconceptions and prejudices within the language of courtrooms this present day, this significant booklet paves the best way in the direction of a fairer judicial approach for the future.

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