Violence Against Latina Immigrants: Citizenship, Inequality, and Community

Violence Against Latina Immigrants: Citizenship, Inequality, and Community

by Roberta Villalon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814788246

ISBN-13: 9780814788240

Pub. Date: 06/07/2010

Publisher: New York University Press

Caught between violent partners and the bureaucratic complications of the U. S. immigration system, many immigrant women are particularly vulnerable to abuse. For two years, Roberta Villalón volunteered at a nonprofit group that offered free legal services to underprivileged immigrants who had been victims of intimate partner violence. Her innovative study

Overview

Caught between violent partners and the bureaucratic complications of the U. S. immigration system, many immigrant women are particularly vulnerable to abuse. For two years, Roberta Villalón volunteered at a nonprofit group that offered free legal services to underprivileged immigrants who had been victims of intimate partner violence. Her innovative study of Latina survivors of domestic abuse explores the intersection of immigration, citizenship, and violence, and shows how inequality is perpetuated even through domestic violence-based immigration laws and the well-intentioned delivery of vital services. Villalón proposes an active advocacy agenda and suggests possible policy changes, revealing the complexities of the lives of battered Latina immigrants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814788240
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
06/07/2010
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Introduction: Theoretical and Methodological Approach 1

2 Violence against Latina Immigrants and Immigration Law 17

3 Formal Barriers to Citizenship 41

4 Informal Barriers to Citizenship 79

5 Resisting Inequality 121

6 Conclusion 163

Notes 173

Bibliography 193

Index 203

About the Author 207

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