Sex Roles (2008) 58:894–895 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9393-7 BOOK REVIEW Just Sex? The Cultural Scaffolding of Rape. By Nicola Gavey, New York: Routledge, 2005. 268 pp. $28.45 ISBN 0-415-31072-5 (paperback), ISBN 0-415-31071-7 (hard cover) Najma M. Adam & Kathryn M. Ryan Published online: 15 March 2008 # Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 After several decades of scholarly research on rape, we are issue, we may have lost some of the complexity in still addressing some of the same issues (e.g., What is rape? individuals’ personal experiences. Worse yet, we may be Is rape inherently a gendered behavior? What is the role of misidentifying their experience. society in fostering rape?). While this is disappointing, we Gavey has tried to extend the current discussion of rape have developed a much more nuanced and sophisticated to provide a more nuanced understanding of the grey area between rape and consensual sex. By noting the role of the view of the topic, along with a great deal of knowledge about the circumstances and dynamics of rape. In Just Sex? coital imperative and culturally-stipulated belief systems The Cultural Scaffolding of Rape, Gavey attempts to move which produce obligatory sex and other unwanted sexual this discussion
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