Fraternity gang rape: sex, brotherhood, and privilege on campus

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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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table_of_contents Introduction to the second edition -- Foreword / by Judge Lois G. Forer -- Introduction to the first edition -- The XYZ express -- Campus party culture -- Rape, or, "She asked for it?" -- Other victims, other campuses -- Phallocentrism, male power and silencing the feminine -- "Working a yes out" : fraternity sexual discourse -- The initiation ritual : a model for life -- The law of the brothers -- Constructing a sexist subjectivity -- Afterword: 2006--has anything changed?
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