Date of Award

1-1-2009

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Educational Administration

First Advisor

Donahoo,Saran

Abstract

The study is an autoethnography with focus on the social phenomenon of rape against women. The author explores the topic of rape through the incorporation of contemporary feminist thought, current philosophy on male development, and a review of relevant literature on rape. The author's own experiences with the topic of rape against women coupled with the author's identity as a male researcher vividly depict various social issues facing woman in today's political society. The need to identify ways to increase feminine sense of agency and to encourage the proper socialization of men into manhood serve as the primary factors toward the advancement of rape prevention, rape intervention, and educational programming initiatives in the college environment.

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