"We live in fear, we feel so unsafe": the imagination and fear of rape in South Africa

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Dosekun, Simidele;

This article explores the meanings of rape in South Africa for fifteen women at the University of Cape Town who claim to have not experienced rape. It is based upon qualitative interviews with these women and offers a discursive analysis of their talk. The article shows... View more
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