'Lad culture' and sexual violence against students

Phipps, Alison (2017) 'Lad culture' and sexual violence against students. In: Lombard, Nancy (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781472483515

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Abstract

This chapter addresses the issue of sexual violence against students and the concept of ‘lad culture’, which has been used to frame this phenomenon in the UK and has connections to similar debates around masculinities in other countries. This issue is much-researched and debated but under-theorised, and due to a lack of intersectionality, radical feminist frameworks around violence against women are useful but incomplete. The chapter sketches a more nuanced approach to the understanding of campus sexual violence and the masculine cultures which frame it, which also engages with the intersecting structures of patriarchy and neoliberalism. It argues that framing these issues structurally and institutionally is necessary, in order to avoid individualistic and punitive approaches to tackling them which may seem feminist but are embedded in neoliberal rationalities.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Gender Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women
Depositing User: Alison Phipps
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 09:41
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 09:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/72017

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