Fraternity Gang Rape: Sex, Brotherhood, and Privilege on Campus / Edition 1

Fraternity Gang Rape: Sex, Brotherhood, and Privilege on Campus / Edition 1

by Peggy Reeves Sanday, Franz Marek
     
 

This widely acclaimed and meticulously documented volume illustrates, in painstaking and painful detail, the nature of fraternity gang rape. Drawing on interviews with women students and fraternity members, Peggy Reeves Sanday reconstructs daily life in fraternities where male bonding is manifested in boasting about "getting laid," in drinking, and in degrading, often… See more details below

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This widely acclaimed and meticulously documented volume illustrates, in painstaking and painful detail, the nature of fraternity gang rape. Drawing on interviews with women students and fraternity members, Peggy Reeves Sanday reconstructs daily life in fraternities where male bonding is manifested in boasting about "getting laid," in drinking, and in degrading, often grotesque, initiation and hazing rituals.

In a substantial new Introduction and Afterword, Sanday updates the incidences of fraternity gang rape on college campuses today and the most recent statistics on acquaintance rape. She explores the ways in which Greek life continues to promote the exploitation and sexual degradation of women. Looking at what the future might bring, she concludes with an examination of emerging campus and legal definitions of consent encouraged by the new sexual revolution.

About the Author:
Peggy Reeves Sanday is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814779613
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1992
Series:
Feminist Crosscurrents Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Reeves Sanday is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of many books, including A Woman Scorned: Acquaintance Rape on Trial and, most recently, Women at the Center: Life in a Modern Matriarchy.

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Second Edition     1
Foreword   Judge Lois G. Forer     23
Introduction to the First Edition     33
Acknowledgments     49
The XYZ Express
Campus Party Culture     53
The XYZ Express     66
Rape or "She Asked for It"?     83
Other Victims, Other Campuses     108
Phallocentrism, Male Power, and Silencing the Feminine
"Working a Yes Out": Fraternity Sexual Discourse     129
The Initiation Ritual: A Model for Life     148
The Law of the Brothers     165
Constructing a Sexist Subjectivity     180
Afterword: 2006-Has Anything Changed?     198
Bibliography     237
Index     243
About the Author     254

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