African American women survivors of sexual assault: The intersection of race and class

Lily D. McNair, Helen A. Neville

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Abstract

More attention has recently focused on the psychological experiences of women survivors of sexual assault. However, little work has examined the experiences of African American women survivors, particularly with regard to the impact of race and class on survivors' experiences. We address these limitations by presenting a sociohistorical analysis of African American women's rape experiences. This analysis considers the relationship between sexual and economic oppression in African American women's lives. Second, we discuss the influences of these sociohistorical factors on African American women's post-assault experiences. Finally, recommendations for therapy With African American women survivors are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-118
Number of pages12
JournalWomen and Therapy
Volume18
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Psychology(all)

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