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Marital Rape: Consent, Marriage, and Social Change in Global Context

Kersti Yllö and M. Gabriela Torres


Marital Rape: Consent, Marriage, and Social Change in Global Context presents the first analysis of rape in marriage in cross-cultural perspective. Previous scholarship on marital rape has been limited compared with research on battering, acquaintance rape, and child sexual abuse and it is largely US focused. This volume represents the collaboration of an international, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational group of scholars and activists. It addresses important conceptual issues, including the evolution of the notion of marital rape and the ideology of permanent consent. Further, it examin ... More

Keywords: sexual violence, intimate partner violence, marital rape, consent, global perspective

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190238360
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238360.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kersti Yllö, editor
Wheaton College

M. Gabriela Torres, editor
Wheaton College

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Kersti Yllö

Section I Conceptualizing the Problem of Marital Rape

3 Cross-Cultural Studies of Gender-Based Violence

Jennifer R. Wies and Hillary J. Haldane

Section II The Lived Experience of Rape in Marriage in Cross-Cultural Context

7 Marital Rape and the Law

Judith L. Singleton

8 Marital Sexual Violence in Turkey

Henrica A.F.M. (Henriette) Jansen, Ilknur Yüksel-Kaptanoglu, Filiz Kardam, and Banu Ergöçmen

10 Sexual Murder of Women Intimate Partners in Great Britain

Russell P. Dobash and R. Emerson Dobash

Section III Public Health, Legal, and Human Rights Perspectives

11 A Feminist Public Health Approach to Marital Rape

Jacquelyn Campbell, Bushra Sabri, Jocelyn Anderson, and Veronica Barcelona de Mendoza

12 Marital Rape Laws Globally

Michelle J. Anderson

13 Human Rights Meets Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

Monica McWilliams and Fionnuala Ní Aoláin


M. Gabriela Torres and Kersti Yllö