Violence against Latina immigrants : citizenship, inequality, and community / Roberta Villalón.
By: Villalón, Roberta.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2010Description: 1 online resource (ix, 207 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780814788264; 0814788262; 9780814788424; 0814788424.Subject(s): Women immigrants -- Violence against -- United States | Latin Americans -- Violence against -- United States | Women immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions | Latin Americans -- United States -- Social conditionsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Violence against Latina immigrants.DDC classification: 362.83 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202) and index.
Introduction: theoretical and methodological approach -- Violence against Latina immigrants and immigration law -- Formal barriers to citizenship -- Informal barriers to citizenship -- Resisting inequality -- Conclusion.
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Caught between violent partners and the bureaucratic complications of the US Immigration system, many immigrant women are particularly vulnerable to abuse. For two years, Roberta Villalón volunteered at a nonprofit group that offers free legal services to mostly undocumented immigrants who had been victims of abuse. Her innovative study of Latina survivors of domestic violence explores the complexities at the intersection of immigration, citizenship, and violence, and shows how inequality is perpetuated even through the well-intentioned delivery of vital services. Through archival research, pa.