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

Type
Book
Authors
ISBN 10
081477623X 
ISBN 13
9780814776230 
Category
Criminology  [ Browse Items ]
Edition
5/26/12 
Publication Year
2012 
Publisher
Pages
246 
Abstract
 
Description
Black women in marginalizedcommunities are uniquely at risk of battering, rape, sexual harassment,stalking and incest. Through the compelling stories of Black women who havebeen most affected by racism, persistent poverty, class inequality, limitedaccess to support resources or institutions, Beth E. Richie shows that thethreat of violence to Black women has never been more serious, demonstrating howconservative legal, social, political and economic policies have impactedactivism in the US-based movement to end violence against women. Richie arguesthat Black women face particular peril because of the ways that race andculture have not figured centrally enough in the analysis of the causes andconsequences of gender violence. As a result, the extent of physical, sexualand other forms of violence in the lives of Black women, the various forms ittakes, and the contexts within which it occurs are minimized—at best—andfrequently ignored. Arrested Justicebrings issues of sexuality, class, age, and criminalization into focus rightalongside of questions of public policy and gender violence, resulting in acompelling critique, a passionate re-framing of stories, and a call to actionfor change. - from Amzon 
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