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Title Domestic violence at the margins : readings on race, class, gender, and culture / edited by Natalie J. Sokoloff with Christina Pratt ; foreword by Beth E. Richie
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2005]
©2005

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Description xviii, 443 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents Domestic violence : examining the intersections of race, class, and gender / Natalie J. Sokoloff and Ida Dupont -- Strengthening domestic violence theories / Michele Bograd -- Feminism versus multiculturalism / Leti Volpp -- A black feminist reflection on the antiviolence movement / Beth E. Richie -- Women's realities / Shamita Das Dasgupta -- Compounding the triple jeopardy / Valli Kalei Kanuha -- The intersectionality of domestic violence and welfare in the lives of poor women / Jyl Josephson -- Gender violence and the prison industrial complex -- Incite! critical resistance statement -- Violence in African American communities / Robert L. Hampton, Ricardo Carrillo, and Joan Kim -- Nashville / Neil Websdale -- Violence in ethnically diverse families / Carolyn M. West -- The importance of community in a feminist analysis of domestic violence among American Indians / Sherry L. Hamby -- Rethinking battered woman syndrome / Sharon Angella Allard -- Recent development --domestic violence in the Jewish community / Beverly Horsburgh -- "I've slept in clothes long enough" / Lois Weis, Michelle Fine, Amira Proweller, Corrine Bertram, and Julia Marusza -- Fighting back / Margaret Abraham -- Puerto Rican battered women redefining gender, sexuality, culture, violence, and resistance / Michelle Fine, Rosemarie A. Roberts, and Lois Weis -- The cultural context model / Rhea V. Almeida and Judith Lockard -- Battering, forgiveness, and redemption / Brenda V. Smith -- Sustaining an ethic of resistance against domestic violence in black faith-based communities / Traci C. West -- Navigating the anti-immigrant wave / Lisa Sun-Hee Park -- Shifting power for battered women / Donna Coker -- Reducing woman battering / Neil Websdale and Byron R. Johnson -- Looking to the future / Andrea Smith
Summary "This anthology reorients the field of domestic violence research by bringing long-overdue attention to the structural forms of oppression in communities marginalized by race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, or social class." "Reprints of the most influential research work in the field as well as more than a dozen newly commissioned essays explore theoretical issues, current research, service provision, and activism among Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, and lesbians. The volume rejects simplistic analyses of the role of culture in domestic violence by elucidating the support systems available to battered women within different cultures, while at the same time addressing the distinct problems generated by that culture. Together, the essays pose a challenge to stereotypical images of battered women that are racist, homophobic, and xenophobic." "The most up-to-date and comprehensive picture of domestic violence available, this anthology is an essential text for courses in sociology, criminology, social work, and women's studies. Beyond the classroom, it provides critical information and resources for professionals working in domestic violence services, advocacy, social work, and law enforcement."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Abused women -- United States.
Wife abuse -- United States.
Marginality, Social -- United States.
Author Sokoloff, Natalie J.
Pratt, Christina, 1951-
LC no. 2004018894
ISBN 0813535697 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780813535692 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813535700 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780813535708 (paperback: alk. paper)