Confronting Campus Rape
Legal Landscapes, New Media, and Networked Activism
Routledge – 2016 – 270 pages
Confronting Campus Rape: Legal Landscapes, New Media, and Networked Activism offers a historical, legal, and social justice approach to the national crisis of sexual violence on college campuses. The author adeptly combines her personal experience with research to explore campus sexual assault and the experiences of survivors; to explain the wave of activism that has unfolded in the past few years and its meaning for students and advocacy; and to provide a guidebook on legal rights. This book is ideal for courses on social problems, race/class/gender, social movements, social justice, sociology of law, and American studies.
Introduction. Does America Have a "Rape Problem"? 1. Confronting Campus Rape: How Rape Myths Have Hidden a National Epidemic 2. Surviving in a Rape Culture: The Emotional, Social, and Political Aspects of Survivorship 3. A Brief History of Antirape Action in the United States 4. Campus Antiviolence Activism, New Media, and Networked Activism 5. Campus Sexual Violence and the New Legal Landscape 6. An Unprecedented Wave of Action: Campus Activism in New Legal Landscape Conclusion. Campus Antiviolence Activism, Antioppression Work, and the Fight for Social Justice
Danielle Dirks is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Her research and teaching focus on punishment, racial justice, and violent victimization. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, National Public Radio, Gawker, Ms. Magazine, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. She co-founded the national survivor advocacy organization, End Rape on Campus, and is the co-author of How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment (Routledge, 2011).