Arbor, Vol 186, No 743 (2010)

Violación y trauma desde una perspectiva histórica

Joanna Bourke
School of History, Classics, and Archaeology. Birkbeck College, Reino Unido


El trauma no constituye una forma universal de expresión de los efectos de un “suceso desagradable” sino que es construido socialmente. En el caso de la violación, el trauma psicológico es una forma relativamente reciente de conceptualizar las consecuencias de la agresión. En este artículo se examina el desarrollo de la noción de trauma en manuales psiquiátricos, legales y forenses, a propósito de las víctimas de violación, y se investigan las razones para su relativamente reciente puesta en práctica.

Palabras clave

Trauma; violación; violencia sexual

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