Violence against Women: The Bloody Footprints / Edition 1

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Overview

Violence against women permeates our society at every level, in every setting. Murder, rape, intimidation, pornography, workplace harassment, incest are all part of a general belief built into the roots of patriarchal society: Women are proper targets of male violence.

The chapters in this book, contributed by some of the most prolific contemporary writers on women's issues, explore this culture of violence and oppression, examining its ideological underpinnings and its structural supports in the social, political and legal systems that protect the violent by blaming the victim.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803950450
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/29/1992
  • Series: A Gender & Society Reader Series , #1
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Judith Lorber
PART ONE: TYPES OF VIOLENCE WOMEN EXPERIENCE
Introduction
Prior Restraint - Pauline B Bart
The Sexual Politics of Murder - Jane Caputi
'Riding the Bull at Gilley's' - Diana Scully and Joseph Marolla
Convicted Rapists Describe the Rewards of Rape
Father-Daughter Incest - Judith Herman with Lisa Hirschman
Put Up and Shut Up - Beth E Schneider
Workplace Sexual Assaults
The Invisible Intruder - Carole J Sheffield
Women's Experiences of Obscene Phone Calls
PART TWO: STRUCTURAL SUPPORTS FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Introduction
The Sexual Politics of Black Womanhood - Patricia Hill Collins
The Imperishable Virginity of Saint Maria Goretti - Kathleen Z Young
Fraternities and Rape on Campus - Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert A Hummer
Montreal Gynocide - Joanne Stato
Limitations of the Medical Model in the Care of Battered Women - Carole Warshaw
PART THREE: THE POLITICS OF INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSES TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Introduction
Ordinary Fear - Elizabeth Anne Stanko
Women, Violence, and Personal Safety
Cops, Courts, and Women Battering - Kathleen J Ferraro
Surmounting a Legacy - Nancy A Matthews
The Expansion of Racial Diversity in a Local Anti-Rape Movement
July 18, 1988, at a Sexual Assault and Battered Women's Center - Mary Scott Boria et al
Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State, Toward a Feminist Jurisprudence - Catharine A MacKinnon
PART FOUR: RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS OF EXPERIENCING AND STUDYING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Introduction
Living in Terror, Pain - Andrea Dworkin
Being a Battered Wife
Violent Acts and Injurious Outcomes in Married Couples - Lisa D Brush
Methodological Issues in the National Survey of Families and Households
Social Science Perspectives on Wife Abuse - Demie Kurz
Current Debates and Future Directions
'Our Hearts are Collectively Breaking' - Janet Lee
Teaching Survivors of Violence
The Politics of Research and Activism - Michelle Fine
Violence Against Women
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