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The Sexual Organization of the City$
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Edward O. Laumann, Stephen Ellingson, Jenna Mahay, Anthony Paik, and Yoosik Youm

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780226470313

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226470337.001.0001

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Violence and Sexuality

Violence and Sexuality

Examining Intimate-Partner Violence and Forced Sexual Activity

(p.226) 8) Violence and Sexuality
The Sexual Organization of the City

Jennifer Tello Buntin

Zohar Lechtman

Edward O. Laumann

University of Chicago Press

This chapter, which examines two broad categories of sexual violence—intimate-partner violence and forced sexual activity—uses the Chicago Health and Social Life Survey (CHSLS) to address the meanings of intimate-partner violence and forced sexual activity from the perspective of victims and the organizations that assist them. This type of sexual violence takes many forms, and individuals, as well as researchers, frame this issue using a variety of perspectives. The CHSLS offers quantitative and qualitative data, permitting it to address some of the issues from multiple perspectives. Specifically, the chapter addresses how victims comprehend the sexual violence that they experience and how the institutions assisting them frame the problem. It argues that understanding the social construction of intimacy in sex markets is central for understanding intimate-partner violence and forced sex.

Keywords:   sexual violence, forced sex, CHSLS, intimacy, sex markets, victims

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