Communicating/Muting Date Rape: A Co-Cultural Theoretical Analysis of Communication Factors Related to Rape Culture on a College Campus

@article{Burnett2009CommunicatingMutingDR,
  title={Communicating/Muting Date Rape: A Co-Cultural Theoretical Analysis of Communication Factors Related to Rape Culture on a College Campus},
  author={Ann Burnett and Jody L. Mattern and Liliana Herakova and David H. Kahl and Cloy Tobola and Susan E. Bornsen},
  journal={Journal of Applied Communication Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={465 - 485}
}
Previous studies suggest that college campuses foster a rape culture in which date rape (most commonly, rape of women) is an accepted part of campus activity (Buchwald, Fletcher, & Roth, 1993; Sanday, 2007). In focus groups at a Midwestern university, researchers asked students about rape as they experienced it or knew about it on campus. The study revealed attitudes and perspectives about rape communicated from cultural, social, and individual levels. Co-researchers’ comments indicated such… 

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