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Violence against Women
The Bloody Footprints

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© 1992 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

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

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ISBN: 9780803950450
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