Defining Sexual Misconduct
Power, Media, and #MeToo
This book examines the contemporary dynamics of public accusations and their relationship to more formal criminal justice processes, as well as the implications of this shifting landscape for the stigmatization of alleged abusers and public response to alleged victims. Sexual misconduct relies on power imbalances and media play a fundamental role in social power.
“A serious advance . . . in research. This is the first book I have seen tracing media development of the term, ‘sexual misconduct’ . . . It's timely and important. " —Tracy Everbach, co-author of Mediating Misogyny: Gender, Technology and Harassment
“The analysis of the complexity of agency and responsabilization is brilliant. " —Ummni Khan, author of Vicarious Kinks: Sadomasochism in the Socio-Legal Imaginary