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Fraternity Gang Rape: Sex, Brotherhood, and Privilege on Campus
     

Fraternity Gang Rape: Sex, Brotherhood, and Privilege on Campus

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by Peggy Reeves Sanday, Franz Marek
 

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This widely acclaimed and meticulously documented volume illustrates, in painstaking and disturbing detail, the nature of fraternity gang rape. Drawing on interviews with both victims and fraternity members, Peggy Reeves Sanday reconstructs daily life in the fraternity, highlighting the role played by pornography, male bonding, and degrading, often grotesque,

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This widely acclaimed and meticulously documented volume illustrates, in painstaking and disturbing detail, the nature of fraternity gang rape. Drawing on interviews with both victims and fraternity members, Peggy Reeves Sanday reconstructs daily life in the fraternity, highlighting the role played by pornography, male bonding, and 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, highlighting such recent cases as that of Duke University and others in the headlines. Sanday also explores the nature of hazing at sororities on campus and how Greek life in general contributes to a culture which promotes the exploitation and sexual degradation of women on campus. More broadly, Sanday examines the nature of campus life today and the possibility of creating a rape-free campus culture.

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“Sanday draws a chilling picture of fraternity society, its debasement of women and the way it creates a looking-glass world in which gang rape can be considered normal behavior and the pressure of group-think it powerful.”
- The Philadelphia Inquirer

Booknews
Reeves (psych, U. of Penn.) presents case studies of rape--usually the victim is drunk or high on drugs. The work ends with details of frat initiations demonstrating the inculcation of sexist and brutish attitudes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814740385
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
254
Sales rank:
1,201,264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(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 .

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Fraternity Gang Rape: Sex, Brotherhood, and Privilege on Campus 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
LS60 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the authoritative book on lesbianism with related "psychological" issues and lesbian identity.The crucial points of ambivalence and external and internal factors causing and revolving the conflicts in a woman are clearly indicated.The book is also important from the point of view of author's philosophical views and social commentary(precursors to contemporary lesbian - feminist perspectives. Prof.Laxmi Shanker Editor,Synthesis-Indian Journal of English Literature & Language. E-Mail proflaxmishanker@hotmail.com
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