Male Rape is a Feminist Issue

Feminism, Governmentality and Male Rape

  • Claire Cohen

Part of the Critical Criminological Perspectives book series (CCRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Contextualizing Chapters — Thinking Differently

  3. Triangulation Chapters — Deploying the (Male Rape) Subject

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Claire Cohen
      Pages 51-94
    3. Claire Cohen
      Pages 95-124
    4. Claire Cohen
      Pages 125-149
  4. Concluding Thoughts

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 172-214

About this book


This book seeks to problematize knowledge and practices regarding 'male rape' and its relationship to feminism, examining this issue from a Foucauldian perspective. Feminist constructions of 'male rape' can plausibly be claimed to operate as a 'regime of truth', but one must question whether this is running counter to patriarchy.


feminism government knowledge politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Claire Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of SociologyNottingham Trent UniversityUK

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