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Arrested Justice : Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation / Beth E. Richie.

By: Richie, Beth.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012Description: 1 online resource (xv, 229 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780814723913; 0814723918; 9780814708224; 0814708226.Subject(s): African American women -- Abuse of | African American women -- Violence against | African American women -- Crimes against | African American women -- Social conditions | Abused women -- United States | Victims of crimes -- United States | Violence -- United States | Crime -- Sociological aspectsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Arrested justice.DDC classification: 362.82/9208996073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction -- The problem of male violence against black women -- How we won the mainstream but lost the movement -- Black women, male violence, and the buildup of a prison nation -- The matrix: a black feminist response to male violence and the state -- Conclusion.
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, the author 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 U.S. based movement to end violence against women. She 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. this book 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 reframing of stories, and a call to action for change"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- The problem of male violence against black women -- How we won the mainstream but lost the movement -- Black women, male violence, and the buildup of a prison nation -- The matrix: a black feminist response to male violence and the state -- Conclusion.

"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, the author 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 U.S. based movement to end violence against women. She 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. this book 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 reframing of stories, and a call to action for change"--Provided by publisher.

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