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The Resource Unwanted advances : sexual paranoia comes to campus, Laura Kipnis

Unwanted advances : sexual paranoia comes to campus, Laura Kipnis

Label
Unwanted advances : sexual paranoia comes to campus
Title
Unwanted advances
Title remainder
sexual paranoia comes to campus
Statement of responsibility
Laura Kipnis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From a highly regarded feminist, cultural critic, and professor comes a polemic arguing that the stifling sense of sexual danger sweeping American campuses doesn't empower women, it impedes the fight for gender equality. Feminism is broken, argues Laura Kipnis, if anyone thinks the sexual hysteria overtaking American campuses is a sign of gender progress. A committed feminist, Kipnis was surprised to find herself the object of a protest march by student activists at her university for writing an essay about sexual paranoia on campus. Next she was brought up on Title IX complaints for creating a "hostile environment." Defying confidentiality strictures, she wrote a whistleblowing essay about the ensuing seventy-two-day investigation, which propelled her to the center of national debates over free speech, "safe spaces," and the vast federal overreach of Title IX. In the process she uncovered an astonishing netherworld of accused professors and students, campus witch hunts, rigged investigations, and Title IX officers run amuck. Drawing on interviews and internal documents, Unwanted Advances demonstrates the chilling effect of this new sexual McCarthyism on intellectual freedom. Without minimizing the seriousness of campus assault, Kipnis argues for more honesty about the sexual realities and ambivalences hidden behind the notion of "rape culture." Instead, regulation is replacing education, and women's hard-won right to be treated as consenting adults is being repealed by well-meaning bureaucrats. Unwanted Advances is a risk-taking, often darkly funny interrogation of feminist paternalism, the covert sexual conservatism of hook-up culture, and the institutionalized backlash of holding men alone responsible for mutually drunken sex. It's not just compulsively readable, it will change the national conversation." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kipnis, Laura
Dewey number
  • 378.19782
  • 371.786
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB2345.3.R37
LC item number
K57 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rape in universities and colleges
  • Sexual harassment in universities and colleges
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • EDUCATION / Higher
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
  • Rape in universities and colleges
  • Sexual harassment in universities and colleges
  • Women
  • Women's rights
Label
Unwanted advances : sexual paranoia comes to campus, Laura Kipnis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"'If this is feminism, it's feminism hijacked by melodrama.'"--from jacket cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-245)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sexual paranoia on campus -- The accusation factory : fantasies and realities -- Flip-flopping on consent : a "yes" becomes a "no" years after the fact -- My Title IX inquisition : the "safer" the space, the more dangerous for professors -- F*** confidentiality : reports from secret campus tribunals across America -- Sexual miseducation : a plea for grown-up feminism -- Coda: Eyewitness to a witch trial
Control code
ocn958781739
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780062657862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062657862
  • (OCoLC)958781739
Label
Unwanted advances : sexual paranoia comes to campus, Laura Kipnis
Publication
Copyright
Note
"'If this is feminism, it's feminism hijacked by melodrama.'"--from jacket cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-245)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sexual paranoia on campus -- The accusation factory : fantasies and realities -- Flip-flopping on consent : a "yes" becomes a "no" years after the fact -- My Title IX inquisition : the "safer" the space, the more dangerous for professors -- F*** confidentiality : reports from secret campus tribunals across America -- Sexual miseducation : a plea for grown-up feminism -- Coda: Eyewitness to a witch trial
Control code
ocn958781739
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780062657862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062657862
  • (OCoLC)958781739

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