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Marital RapeConsent, Marriage, and Social Change in Global Context$
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Kersti Yllö and M. Gabriela Torres

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190238360

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238360.001.0001

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Normalizing Suffering, Robadas, Coercive Power, and Marital Unions Among Ladinas in Eastern Guatemala

Normalizing Suffering, Robadas, Coercive Power, and Marital Unions Among Ladinas in Eastern Guatemala

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(p.75) 6 Normalizing Suffering, Robadas, Coercive Power, and Marital Unions Among Ladinas in Eastern Guatemala
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Marital Rape
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Cecilia Menjívar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238360.003.0006

Based on her fieldwork and intensive interviews, Menjívar examines the intimate partner violence (rape) of nonindigenous (Ladina) women in Eastern Guatemala. Featured is the practice of robadas, or abductions, in which women are taken during courtship, sometimes semivoluntarily but other times by force, by a suitor seeking to establish a marital relationship. For Menjívar, robadas are a starting point for examining connections among various forms of violence in the intimate lives of women, creating the conditions for violent acts such as rape to occur. The chapter argues that the intimate spaces of the home cannot be isolated from the structural conditions that create hierarchies of power and control, of which marital rape is an extension. Marital rape is linked to the structural violence of economic dependence and also intertwined with broader patterns of political violence in society.

Keywords:   robadas, Ladinas, coercive power, normalization of violence, symbolic violence, tacit participation, chain of causality, normalization, Guatemala

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