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Sexual violence, political apology and competing victimhoods

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Show simple item record Dolan, Emma 2022-01-14T15:48:15Z 2022-01-14T15:48:15Z 2020
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This article utilizes feminist literature on victimhood and rape mythology to suggest a new theoretical lens by which to view victims of sexual violence and the politics of state recognition through apology. The campaigns of two South Korean victim groups, the comfort women and camptown women, are examined to demonstrate that the process in which they must battle to obtain state redress through apology implies the existence of a discursive, gender-normative regime of victimhood. In this context, this article suggests that although the delivery of an apology for sexual violence might provide some form of gendered justice, this process may produce additional effects which work to discipline the related identities of gender and victimhood, and which have forced the comfort women and camptown women to compete for recognition by the South Korean state. The results of this struggle are ambivalent when it comes to victim agency and, in the cases examined in this article, the politics of apology has resulted in a somewhat impoverished form of redress for sexual violence. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Feminist Journal of Politics;22 (2), pp.187-205
dc.rights This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in International Feminist Journal of Politics 2020 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: en_US
dc.subject sexual violence en_US
dc.subject political apology en_US
dc.subject victimhood en_US
dc.subject rape myths en_US
dc.subject South Korea en_US
dc.title Sexual violence, political apology and competing victimhoods en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14616742.2019.1577152
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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