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From the murder of schoolgirls in a rural Amish community to the widespread rape of women in the Sudan to sexual predators on the Internet, this volume explores the persistent, pervasive phenomenon of gendered violence in the United States and around the world.

In the fully revised second edition of this path-breaking anthology, the editors bring together emerging scholarship from feminist, post-modern, and queer theory with classic articles and central authors in the fields of gender, sexuality and violence. This edition features a new comprehensive introduction, revised section introductions, and eighteen new selections, including original articles on sex trafficking, masculinity and terrorism, and community responses to gender violence. Other topics represented in this volume include sexual harassment and violence in schools and workplaces, child abuse, intimate partner violence, and pornography.

Innovative theoretical and empirical articles written by scholars from fields such as law, history, and the social sciences appear alongside solution-focused pieces developed by activists, academics, and poets committed to creating a non-violent world.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This collection provides the most insightful and influential analyses from the last two decades showing how violence against women and children is all too-well integrated into global politics and economics.”
-Sandra Harding,editor of The Feminist Standpoint Theory Reader

“This is an extraordinary interdisciplinary volume. It is comprehensive both in terms of the subjects that it includes as well as the type of articles, essays and the range of contributors. Gender Violence makes a very significant contribution to the literature on violence against women.”
-Beth Richie,author of Compelled to Crime: The Gender Entrapment of Battered, Black Women

A collection of 35 reprinted and original articles which constructs a broad understanding of the gender-related manifestations of violence. The anthology is composed of three sections: one examining the roots of male violence and victimization of women, another exploring forms of sexual coercion and violence, and a third offering a number of perspectives on promoting nonviolence in the context of gender relations. Topics include sexual harassment, rape, children and gender violence, battering in intimate relationships, and pornography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814762097
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Second Edition
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 529
  • Sales rank: 1,333,904
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura L. O’Toole is Professor of Sociology at Roanoke College.

Jessica R. Schiffman is Assistant Director of Women’s Studies at the University of Delaware.

Margie L. Kiter Edwards is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Shepherd University.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Conceptualizing Gender Violence
Sect. 1 The Roots of Male Violence against Women 3
"Visit from the Footbinder" 10
1 The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State 11
2 The Construction of Masculinity and the Triad of Men's Violence 30
3 The Socio-Cultural Context of Rape: A Cross-Cultural Study 52
Sect. 2 Gender Violence in the United States 67
"Need: A Chorale for Black Woman Voices" 74
4 Sexual Coercion in American Life 80
5 Varieties of "Real Men" 92
6 Sexual Terrorism 110
Sect. 1 Sexual Harassment 131
"Anatomy Lesson" 138
7 Obscene and Threatening Telephone Calls to Women: Data from a Canadian National Survey 139
8 Dames at Sea: Life in the Naval Academy 146
9 Changed Women and Changed Organizations: Consequences of and Coping with Sexual Harassment 151
10 The Victimizations of Women 165
Sect. 2 Rape 173
"The Rape" 182
11 A Feminist Redefinition of Rape and Sexual Assault: Historical Foundations and Change 184
12 Undeclared War: African-American Women Writers Explicating Rape 194
13 Raped: A Male Survivor Breaks His Silence 209
14 Subcultural Theory of Rape Revisited 215
15 The Global Health Burden of Rape 223
Sect. 3 Battering in Intimate Relationships 243
"To Judge Faolain, Dead Long Enough: A Summons" 252
16 Nothing New under the Sun: Spouse Abuse in Colonial America 254
17 Violence against Women 266
18 Violence in Intimate Relationships: A Feminist Perspective 279
19 Violence in Lesbian and Gay Relationships 285
20 Violence, Gender, and Elder Abuse: Toward a Feminist Analysis and Practice 294
Sect. 4 Children and Gender Violence 305
"The Second Photograph" 313
21 Family Violence, Feminism, and Social Control 314
22 Who Stole Incest? 331
23 Child Sexual Abuse and the Regulation of Women: Variations on a Theme 336
24 Definition and Scope of the Problem 352
Sect. 1 Pornography and Violence: A Contested Social Problem 365
"Philadelphia Story: September 1987" 373
25 The Female Nude: Pornography, Art, and Sexuality 374
26 Conflicting Ideologies and the Politics of Pornography 383
27 Pornography and Black Women's Bodies 395
28 Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech 400
29 Pornography and Violence: What the "Experts" Really Say 414
Sect. 2 Changing Our Minds: Toward Nonviolence in Gender Relations 423
30 Beyond the Masculine Mystique 428
31 Violence, Gender, and Social Change 435
32 Violence against Women or Family Violence? Current Debates and Future Directions 443
33 Pornography and the Alienation of Male Sexuality 454
34 The Reality of Linguistic Violence against Women 467
35 Action 474
Bibliography 483
Index 523
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