Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus - Laura Kipnis

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In 2014, Northwestern Professor Laura Kipnis was the subject of a Title IX suit charged by two students who objected to her remarks in a provocative journal article about professor-student relationships. The resulting internal investigation and shady legal process provoked Kipnis to investigate other Title IX suits and to shed light on the ways this system is subject to abuse. Examining her own case and others nationwide, Kipnis considers the effects of assigning increased power to ever-expanding university administration- are students unwittingly inviting a level of administrative paternalism which undermines their independence and enacts a conservative sexual agenda? Whether you agree with her or not, Kipnis raises questions about the consequences of institutional involvement in the personal lives of students which merit consideration.

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ISBN: 9780062657862
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Harper - April 4th, 2017