Book , Online in English

The violence of care : rape victims, forensic nurses, and sexual assault intervention

Sameena Mulla.
  • New York : NYU Press, 2014.
  • 1 online resource (viii, 277 pages)
Medical Subjects
Local Subjects
  • Electronic books.
  • Every year in the U.S., thousands of women and hundreds of men participate in sexual assault forensic examinations. Drawing on four years of participatory research in a Baltimore emergency room, Sameena Mulla reveals the realities of sexual assault response in the forensic age. Taking an approach developed at the intersection of medical and legal anthropology, she analyzes the ways in which nurses work to collect and preserve evidence while addressing the needs of sexual assault victims as patients. Mulla argues that blending the work of care and forensic investigation into a single interventi.
  • note: 1. "The Hand of God": DNA and Victim Subjectivity in Sexual Assault Intervention
  • 2. Making Time: Temporalities of Law, Healing, and Sexual Violence
  • 3. On Truth and Disgust: Managing Emotion in the Forensic Intervention
  • 4. Re/production: Articulating Paths to Healing and Justice
  • 5. Facing Victims: Vision and Visage in the Forensic Exam
  • 6. Documentary Agency: Institutional Dispositions toward Gender and Rape Myths
  • 7. There Is No Place Like Home: Home, Harm, and Healing
  • 8. Patient and Victim Compliance: Drugs, AIDS, and Local Geographies of Care.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and index.
  • OCLC
Additional form
  • 9781479878901
  • 1479878901
  • Alternate version: 9781479800315
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 884647770
  • OCLC: 884647770