Revisionist Rape-Revenge: Redefining a Film Genre

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Considered a notorious subset of horror in the 1970s and 1980s, there has been a massive revitalization and diversification of rape-revenge in recent years. This book analyzes the politics, ethics, and affects at play in the filmic construction of rape and its responses.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages218
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-41395-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-41416-8, 978-1-349-49016-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • rape-revenge
  • genre
  • film
  • rape
  • revenge
  • feminist film theory
  • ethics
  • vengeance
  • film violence
  • cinema
  • film theory
  • gender


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