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ERIC Number: EJ750560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun-15
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
Moving beyond Naturalism: Using a Discussion of "Miss Julie" to Educate Students about Date Rape--and More
Bloom, Davida
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v16 n3 p238-251 Jun 2006
In this article, the author talks about using the play entitled, "Miss Julie" to educate her students about date rape. According to her, the play presents a unique opportunity to bring up the topic of date rape. Several theories, including the social learning theory and the evolutionary theory, have been put forth to explain the existence of rape. The feminist theory of rape, however, is the one most applicable in the case of "Miss Julie." This theory posits that rape is "motivated largely out of desire for power and a hatred of women rather than by any sexual passion." Here, she points out the importance of bringing pressing social issues, into the course content, as one of the many tenets of feminist pedagogy. She discusses the play not only in the context of date rape, but also in terms of feminist pedagogy. Among other things, she teaches her students ways to both interpret and analyze the text. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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