Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

February 7, 2011

ART: Ducey, Kimberley A. »Dilemmas of teaching the “greatest silence”: rape-as-genocide in Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo.«

Journal: Genocide studies and prevention: an international journal
Volume: 5
Issue: 3
Year: December 2010
Pages: 310-322
Full Text: University of Toronto Press [Restricted.], Project MUSE [Restricted.]

Abstract: »The author describes the dilemmas of teaching about rape-as-genocide, focusing on Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo. While theoretically and methodologically sophisticated academic writings are a crucial part of the pedagogical approach described here, the author’s focus is on the dilemmas associated with using testimonials and memoirs, documentaries, and commentaries. It is argued that such discourse helps make the subject matter more accessible to undergraduates. One of the key issues that arises from this discussion is students’ preference for first-hand accounts. Excerpts from the students’ writing dispersed throughout the article provide an essential and frank assessment of the importance of the approach described. The method of instruction encompasses pedagogical issues that cut across disciplines and will appeal to instructors in a broad range of fields. The author systematically analyzes students’ written work for evidence of learning.« [Source: Genocide studies and prevention.]