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Arrested Justice : Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation

By: Richie, Beth E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2012Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (246 p.).ISBN: 9780814723913.Subject(s): Abused women -- United States | African American women -- Abuse of | African American women -- Crimes against | African American women -- Social conditions | African American women -- Violence againstGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Arrested Justice : Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison NationDDC classification: 362.82 | 362.82920899 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 The Problem of Male Violence against Black Women; 3 How We Won the Mainstream but Lost the Movement; 4 Black Women, Male Violence, and the Buildup of a Prison Nation; 5 The Matrix: A Black Feminist Response to Male Violence and the State; 6 Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; About the Author
Summary: 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.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 The Problem of Male Violence against Black Women; 3 How We Won the Mainstream but Lost the Movement; 4 Black Women, Male Violence, and the Buildup of a Prison Nation; 5 The Matrix: A Black Feminist Response to Male Violence and the State; 6 Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; About the Author

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.

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