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Violence against Women
The Bloody Footprints

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Volume: 1

December 1992 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Published in cooperation with Sociologists for Women in Society Recipient of the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America 1994 Outstanding Book Award It is not the work of a few crazy men. As the editors and contributors to this startling volume point out, violence against women permeates our society at every level and in every setting. Murder. Rape. Incest. Intimidation. Pornography. Workplace harassment. Women are routinely and continuously victimized by these crimes because of the general belief, built into the very roots of our patriarchal society, that women are the proper targets of male violence. Some of the best known writers on women's issues today--MacKinnon, Dworkin, Collins, Bart, Kurz, and Fine--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. They suggest ways in which women can understand, confront, and change this "girdle of violence." Originally published as a special issue of Gender & Society, this volume will appeal to professionals and students in family studies, social work, sociology, victimology, and women's studies. "Bart and Moran have done a first-rate job of editing this volume. The individual contributions are of high quality and written in an accessible style. Moreover, they are fit together in a carefully ordered sequence. . . . This is not an optimistic book, nor is reading it an uplifting experience. (Were I to say that I enjoyed it, the book would have failed in one of its stated purposes.) But Violence Against Women is bold, incisive, and important. I recommend it." --Violence UpDate "The editors provide thoughtful, integrative introductions to the four parts, which themselves each contain five chapters that vary considerably in length, depth, and style, but not in their goal of explicating an important aspect of violence against women. The book, or a subset of its chapters, would make a valuable addition to undergraduate and graduate courses in many areas, including those primarily concerned with research and social policy." --Contemporary Psychology "Anyone in the helping professions would benefit from this practical guide to what has, and has not, been examined in the study of violence against women." --Readings

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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