Confronting Campus Rape: Legal Landscapes, New Media, and Networked Activism (Framing 21st Century Social Issues)

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9781138799868: Confronting Campus Rape: Legal Landscapes, New Media, and Networked Activism (Framing 21st Century Social Issues)
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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 explores campus sexual assault and the experiences of survivors; explains the wave of activism that has unfolded in the past few years and its meaning for students and advocacy; and provides 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.

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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).

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