Antifeminism and Family Terrorism: A Critical Feminist Perspective / Edition 256

Antifeminism and Family Terrorism: A Critical Feminist Perspective / Edition 256

by Rhonda Hammer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742510506

ISBN-13: 9780742510500

Pub. Date: 08/15/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Rhonda Hammer's "Antifeminism and Family Terrorism" presents original and provocative critical feminist perspectives on violence against women and children. Hammer provides a clear and insightful analysis of the current rhetoric produced by anti-feminists who would deny the seriousness of the problem and thus undercut important feminist concerns. Responding to the on…  See more details below

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Rhonda Hammer's "Antifeminism and Family Terrorism" presents original and provocative critical feminist perspectives on violence against women and children. Hammer provides a clear and insightful analysis of the current rhetoric produced by anti-feminists who would deny the seriousness of the problem and thus undercut important feminist concerns. Responding to the on-going backlash against feminism and feminist impersonators like Camille Paglia and Christina Hoff Sommers, Dr. Hammer documents the tragic dimensions of the brutalization of women and children in the family, and the larger problem of the increasing poverty and oppression of women and children in the global economy. It is within this context that Hammer also critiques those mainstream feminist approaches that personalize, psychologize, and/or depoliticize what she calls "family terrorism." This concept suggests a term that articulates the familial, societal, political, economic, and now global dimensions of violence against women and children. The book demonstrates the need for a critical and dialectical feminist theory that draws upon colonization theory and borderland feminism to help develop a transformative feminist theory and practice.

Author Biography: Rhonda Hammer is a research scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and co-editor of "Rethinking Media Literacy: A Critical Pedagogy of Representation".

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742510500
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/15/2001
Series:
Culture and Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Antifeminism, Postfeminism, and the Backlash13
2Culture Wars over Feminism: Paglia, Wolf, and Hoff Sommers43
3The F-Word and the Victimization Debate85
4Family Terrorism133
5Colonization, Dialectics, and Borderland Feminisms167
Bibliography207
Index227
About the Author237

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