Narratives of abuse have taken on different forms during different moments.
An 1852 rape case reveals that colonization was an uneven process.
The language of xenophobia and nationalism has long been staged on women’s bodies.
The metaphor of rape has framed understandings of the U.S. military’s occupation of Okinawa.
Redefining Rape charts the complex and shifting meaning of sexual violence in the United States.
The history of sexuality and relationships between legislation, the public and intellectual traditions.