The Age of Sex Crime

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Popular Press, 1987 - Social Science - 246 pages
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The sexualized serial murder of women by men is the subject of this provocative book. Jane Caputi argues that the sensationalized murders by men such as Jack the Ripper, Son of Sam, Hillside Strangler, and the Yorkshire Ripper represent a contemporary genre of sexually political crimes. The awful deeds function as a form of patriarchal terrorism, "disappearing" women at a rate of some four thousand annually in the United States alone.
          Caputi asks us not only to name the phenomenon of sexually political murder, but to recognize sex crime in all of its various interconnecting manifestations.
  

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"This book is a feminist analysis of the sexualised murder of women by men in modern Western society, a subject that is at once frightening and enraging. There is no sensensationalism here; rather, my ... Read full review

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Seriously. Disturbing. And all too relevant, unfortunately. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER THREE
63
CHAPTER FOUR
93
CHAPTER FIVE
122
EPILOGUE
198
INDEX
239
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About the author (1987)

Jane Caputi is a professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico. She is author of The Age of Sex Crime and worked with Mary Daly on Webster's First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language.

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