In response to the requests from friends I’ve started a list of reading materials discovered in my research that have helped me with emotional and/or intellectual concerns related to various kinds of abuse endured by women.
Some of these texts are more “academic” and scholarly than popular and may have limited value to some readers. I’ve bolded some of the readings that were particularly useful to me. I hope they will prove useful to others (like you)!
I have access to most if not all of these sources (especially the articles which are harder to find). Please contact me if you need access to the articles.
Brock, D. (1991). Talkin’ Bout a Revelation; Feminist popular Discourse on Sexual Abuse. Canadian Women’s Studies, 12(1), 12-15.
Croll, M. (2008). Following Sexual Abuse. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Fox, K. (1996). Silent Voices: A subversive reading of childhood sexual abuse. In Ellis, C & Bochner, A. (Eds.) Composing ethnography: Alternative forms of qualitative writing (pp. 330-356). Walnut Creek, CA: Sage.
Gavey, N. (1999). ‘I wasn’t raped but…’: Revisiting definitional problems in sexual victimization. In Sharon Lamb (Ed.) New versions of victims: Feminists struggle with the concept (pp. 57-81). New York, NY: NYU Press.
Hall, J., M. Roman, S. Thomas, C. Brown Travis, J. Powell, C. Tennison, K. Moyers, D. Shoffner, K. Bolton, T. Broyles, T. Martin, P. McArthur. (2009) Thriving as becoming Resolute in Narratives of Women Surviving Childhood Maltreatment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79:3, 375-386.
Haaken, J. (1999). Heretical texts: The Courage to Heal and the incest survivor movement. In Sharon Lamb (Ed.) New versions of victims: Feminists struggle with the concept. New York, NY: NYU Press.
Kelly, L. (1988). Surviving Sexual Violence. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Lamb, S. (1999). Constructing the victim: Popular images and lasting labels. In Sharon Lamb (Ed.) New versions of victims: Feminists struggle with the concept. New York: NYU Press.
Lorentzen, E., Havard, T.B. (2008) Will It Never End? The Narratives of Incest Victims on the Termination of Sexual Abuse. Journal of Sex Research, 45(2), 164-174.
Marecek, J. (1999). Trauma Talk in Feminist Clinical Practice. In Sharon Lamb (Ed.) New versions of victims: Feminists struggle with the concept. New York: NYU Press.
Miller, A. (1997). Drama of the gifted child: The search for the true self. New York: Basic Books.
Naples, N. (2003). Deconstructing and Locating Survivor Discourse: Dynamics of Narrative, Empowerment, and Resistance for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society, 28(4), 1151.
Olson, Loreen N. (2004) The Role of Voice in the (Re)Construction of a Battered Woman’s Identity: An Autoethnography of One Woman’s Experiences of Abuse. Women’s Studies in Communication, 27(1), 1-33.
Rambo Ronai, C.(1997). Discursive Constraint in the Narrated Identities of Childhood Sex Abuse. In Ronai, C., Zsembik, B., and Feagin, J. (Eds.) Everyday Sexism in the third millennium (pp. 123-136). New York, NY: Routledge.
Rambo Ronai, C. (1995). Multiple reflections of child sex abuse: An argument for a layered account. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 23, 395-426.
Wurtzel, E. (1998). Bitch: In praise of difficult women. New York: Doubleday. 93-157.
Young, S., Maguire, K. (2003) Talking About Sexual Violence. Women and Language, 26(2), 40-52.