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Sexually violent effervescence : Understanding sexual assault among youth

Tutenges, Sébastien LU ; Sandberg, Sveinung and Pedersen, Willy (2019) In Sexualities
Abstract

Based on interviews with 104 young partygoers, this article examines sexual assaults that occur in the context of festive events. Focus is on how individuals describe their sexual victimization. Three experiential characteristics stand out in the victims’ accounts. First, the assaults are described as being characterized by an altered state of consciousness, primarily alcohol-related intoxication. Second, the assaults are described as involving a sense of losing control. Third, the assaults are described as antagonistic, with one side using force to achieve domination. Drawing on Durkheimian theory, the article introduces the sensitizing concept of ‘sexually violent effervescence’ to clarify how victims experience sexual assaults.

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Collective effervescence, Collins, Durkheim, sexual offence, violence
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Sexualities
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SAGE Publications Ltd
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  • scopus:85063064753
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1363-4607
DOI
10.1177/1363460719830342
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English
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  author       = {Tutenges, Sébastien and Sandberg, Sveinung and Pedersen, Willy},
  issn         = {1363-4607},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Ltd},
  series       = {Sexualities},
  title        = {Sexually violent effervescence : Understanding sexual assault among youth},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363460719830342},
  doi          = {10.1177/1363460719830342},
  year         = {2019},
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