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Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and Americarsquo;s Prison Nation
     

Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and Americarsquo;s Prison Nation

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by Beth E. Richie
 

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Black women in marginalized communities are uniquely at risk of battering, rape, sexual harassment,
stalking and incest. Through the compelling stories of Black women who have been most affected by racism, persistent poverty, class inequality, limited access to support resources or institutions, Beth E. Richie shows that the threat of violence to Black women

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Black women in marginalized communities are uniquely at risk of battering, rape, sexual harassment,
stalking and incest. Through the compelling stories of Black women who have been most affected by racism, persistent poverty, class inequality, limited access to support resources or institutions, Beth E. Richie shows that the threat of violence to Black women has never been more serious, demonstrating how conservative legal, social, political and economic policies have impacted activism in the US-based movement to end violence against women. Richie argues that Black women face particular peril because of the ways that race and culture have not figured centrally enough in the analysis of the causes and consequences of gender violence. As a result, the extent of physical, sexual and other forms of violence in the lives of Black women, the various forms it takes, and the contexts within which it occurs are minimized—at best—and frequently ignored.

Arrested Justice
brings issues of sexuality, class, age, and criminalization into focus right alongside of questions of public policy and gender violence, resulting in a compelling critique, a passionate re-framing of stories, and a call to action for change.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“No one writes with passion like Beth Richie to convey the degree of danger the most marginalized women in our country are in. If there is one book you read to understand better why poor Black women are in continual danger—and several suggested ways of thinking about changing these conditions, then this is the book to read.”-Natalie J. Sokoloff,editor of The Criminal Justice System and Women

"Required reading for anyone interested in violence against women, black feminist theory, mass incarceration, or the welfare state. Essential for all levels/libraries."-Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814776230
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
465,845
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“No one writes with passion like Beth Richie to convey the degree of danger the most marginalized women in our country are in. If there is one book you read to understand better why poor Black women are in continual danger—and several suggested ways of thinking about changing these conditions, then this is the book to read.”-Natalie J. Sokoloff,editor of The Criminal Justice System and Women

“Richie expertly and chillingly documents the convergence of individual and structural racism, economic exploitation, and political disenfranchisement in the devastating gendered violence against the most disadvantaged Black women and girls. Arrested Justice represents the intersections of oppression at their most extreme. The book is frightening, enraging, and should be read by everyone.”-Joanne Belknap,author of The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime, and Justice

“A powerful and insightful call to action. Richie offers us a richly complex yet deeply usable analysis, rooted in a passionate commitment to producing knowledge that can change us and transform the world. Richie challenges us to ask ourselves what it would mean if we were to put the lives of the most stigmatized and the most violated at the center of our social justice work. The stories of injustice, survival and courage in these pages will stay with the reader long after turning the last page.” -Julia C. Oparah,editor of Global Lockdown: Race, Gender and the Prison-Industrial Complex

"Beth E. Richie...uses her expertise to reveal the hidden experience of black women living in marginalized communities. With over 25 years of work as a black feminist scholar and anti-violence activist, Richie tackles the extremely complicated interplay of race, gender and class that is causing violence against black women..." -Salon.com,

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Meet the Author


Beth E. Richie is
Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Professor of
African American Studies and Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of
Illinois at Chicago, and author of Compelled to Crime: The Gender Entrapment of Battered Black Women.

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