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The Public Nature of Private Violence

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ISBN13: 9780415908450
ISBN: 0415908450
Published: September 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Paperback
Price: £36.99



This work explores the complex and diverse feminist and legal responses to domestic violence from a cross-cultural perspective. In addition to more general discussions of violence against women, the essays in this volume consider child abuse by mothers, battering in lesbian relationships, state sanctioned violence, non-physical violence and incest. The contributors argue that domestic violence must be viewed in its social and cultural context, in which the state is complicit, and not simply within the private, psychological domain of the family. ""The Public Nature of Private Violence"" offers a vast array of practical suggestions for different governmental and non-governmental actors attempting to combat the incidents of abuse and oppression suffered by women and children.

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Contents:
Preface Section I: Images of Violence Reframing ""Domestic Violence"": Terrorism in the Home the Violence of Privacy Victimization or Oppression? Women's Lives, Violence and Agency Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color Section II: Feminist Theory and Legal Norms Child Thats Got Her Own Child Abuse: A Problem for Feminist Theory Abuse by Any Other Name: Feminism, Power and Intra-Lesbian Violence The Death Penalty and the Domestic Discount Section III: International and Comparative Perspectives on Domestic Violence Domestic Violence in Ghana: Some Initial Questions Killing the ""Angel in the House"": Digging for the Political Vortex of Male Violence Against Women Civil Remedies for Childhood Sexual Abuse in Canada: Trying to Bread the Silence Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Issue Section IV: Policy Postscript Private Violence and Public Obligation: The Fulcrum of Reason