After-rape among three populations in the southwest: A time of mourning, a time for recovery

Keith V. Bletzer, Mary P Koss

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Abstract

Narrative analysis of open-ended interviews with 62 female survivors of rape from three populations in the Southwest (Native American, Mexican American, Anglo) uncovered commonalities and dissimilarities in women's description of their experience of after-rape (rape survival). Although all three groups reported experiences that confirm aspects of prior analyses of reactions to rape, the narrative analysis highlights variations in reactions to rape across the three groups. These variations, and more established commonalities, provide baseline material for strengthening primary and secondary interventions for women who have experienced sexual violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-29
Number of pages25
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006

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Keywords

  • Anglo american women
  • Female rape survivors
  • Mexican american women
  • Narratives of trauma and recovery
  • Native american women

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  • Gender Studies

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After-rape among three populations in the southwest : A time of mourning, a time for recovery. / Bletzer, Keith V.; Koss, Mary P.

In: Violence Against Women, Vol. 12, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 5-29.

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