© 1989

Child Sexual Abuse

Feminist Perspectives

  • Editors
  • Emily Driver
  • Audrey Droisen

Part of the Women in Society book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Emily Driver
    Pages 1-68
  3. Audrey Droisen
    Pages 69-87
  4. Cathy Waldby, Atosha Clancy, Jan Emetchi, Caroline Summerfield
    Pages 88-106
  5. Simmy Viinikka
    Pages 132-157
  6. Audrey Droisen
    Pages 158-169
  7. Emily Driver
    Pages 170-199
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 200-202

About this book


This feminist analysis brings together expert contributions on the subject of child sexual abuse. The book examines current theoretical perspectives and institutions, including the law, psychiatry and education. The authors question the dominant ideology, which presents sexual abuse as a product of family dysfunction, and instead suggest an analysis in terms of male violence.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Child Sexual Abuse
  • Book Subtitle Feminist Perspectives
  • Editors Emily Driver
    Audrey Droisen
  • Series Title Women in Society
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-44245-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-44246-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-20020-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 214
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Child Well-being
  • Buy this book on publisher's site