Sociologist Nacy Whittier reviews the books Sex Panic and the Punitive State, At the Dark End of the Street, and Unspeakable. Each differently addresses sexual violence in relation to race, class, and criminalization.
Nancy Whittier is in the sociology department at Smith College. She is the author of The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotion, Social Movements, and the State.
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