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Saving Bernice

Saving Bernice Author Jody Raphael
ISBN-10 9781555538521
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 184
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Skillfully interweaving Bernice's own eloquent words about her harrowing abuse with descriptions of other women's similar experiences and a rich synthesis of statistical findings, Jody Raphael demonstrates convincingly that domestic violence and dependence on public assistance are intricately linked. In a work that is sure to stir controversy, she challenges traditional views and stereotypes (conservative and liberal) about welfare recipients, arguing that many poor women are neither lazy nor paralyzed by a "culture of poverty," but instead are trapped by their batterers. Bernice's ordeals at the hands of her abusive partner -- brutal beatings, violent rapes, threats on her life, stalking, blocked access to birth control, and sabotage of efforts to find a job -- resonate throughout the work. The experiences she relates provide crucial insights into the welfare system and illuminate its failures, successes, and potential in helping women like her. This disquieting yet inspiring book puts a human face on the heated public policy debate over welfare reform. Above all, it is Bernice's life story and, through her voice, the story of countless other battered women who are isolated in poverty and welfare by the power and control of their abusers.

Listening to Olivia

Listening to Olivia Author Jody Raphael
ISBN-10 9781555538538
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 312
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For nineteen years, Olivia lived the shadowy life of stripper, streetwalker, and heroin addict on the fringes of society. Leaving a troubled home at age sixteen to land a seemingly glamorous job at a Chicago stripclub, she became trapped in a web of prostitution and drug addiction that eventually forced her onto the streets and into a world of hardship at the hands of abusive men. But Olivia, a resourceful, vibrant woman of color, ultimately escaped the prostitution lifestyle and is now director of addiction services at a community counseling program, working to support drug-dependent women. Listening to Olivia is the compelling account of her descent into poverty and abuse together with her hard fought recovery. By assimilating new research on the women and girls in prostitution - in addition to their male customers - Jody Raphael discovers that experiences like Olivia's are alarmingly common and argues that the sex trade as an institution promotes violence against women. Smashing both the common stereotype of the depraved streetwalker and abstract feminist arguments legitimizing prostitution as the sexual liberation of women, the author uncovers an emerging multimillion-dollar global trafficking industry that detains women in a violent cycle of exploitation and dependence. Olivia's own insights on her turbulent childhood, stripping in clubs, soliciting on the street, drug addiction, brutal pimps, her three pregnancies, and her extraordinary transformation highlight important new questions: who are the men who buy sex from such poor, strung out women; and why are so many of these men so violent? Olivia's story gives a human face to the overwhelmingly low-income, non-white, and unempowered young women in prostitution today. Combined with a wealth of new findings, this gripping and accessible study challenges the academy, the legal system, and society as a whole to wake up and listen to the women like Olivia.

Battered Women Their Children and International Law

Battered Women  Their Children  and International Law Author Taryn Lindhorst
ISBN-10 9781555538040
Release 2012
Pages 258
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An eye-opening appraisal of how current Hague Child Abduction Convention agreements unintentionally harm abused women and their children

Neither Angels nor Demons

Neither Angels nor Demons Author Kathleen Ferraro
ISBN-10 9781555538606
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 344
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She is a victim of intimate partner violence, a woman who has been harmed. She is a criminal offender, a woman who has harmed others. Superficially, it seems she is two separate women. "Victim" and "offender" are binary categories used within law, social science, and public discourse to describe social experiences with a moral dimension. Such terms draw upon cultural narratives of good and bad people and have influenced scholarship, public policy, and activism. The duality of "good" and "bad" women, separated into mutually exclusive extremes of angels and demons, has helped segregate thinking about, and responses to, each group. In this groundbreaking study, Kathleen J. Ferraro exposes the limits of such thinking by exploring the link between victimization and offending from the perspective of the women charged with the crimes. Interviewing forty-five women charged with criminal offenses (more than half of whom killed their abusers; the others participated in a range of violent crimes related to domestic violence), Ferraro uses their stories to illuminate complex interactions with violent partners, their children, and the legal system. She shows that these women are neither stereotypical angels nor demons, but rather human beings whose complicated lives belie the abstract categorizations of researchers, legal advocates, and the criminal justice system. Ferraro begins with a general discussion of blurred boundaries and the complexity of experience, and moves from there to discuss women's interactions with the criminal processing system. In the course of her study, she reexamines, and finds wanting, many standard ways of evaluating women's violent behavior, including "mutual combat," "battered woman syndrome," and "cycle of violence." She argues that a more complex, nuanced understanding of intimate partner violence and how it contributes to women's offending will contribute to public policy less focused on control and accountability of individuals than on developing social conditions that promote everyone's safety and well-being and foster a sense of hope.

Clergy Sexual Abuse

Clergy Sexual Abuse Author Claire M. Renzetti
ISBN-10 9781555538095
Release 2013
Pages 188
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An examination of the clergy sexual abuse crisis from diverse scholarly perspectives

Gendered Hate

Gendered Hate Author Jessica P. Hodge
ISBN-10 9781555537579
Release 2011
Pages 181
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A unique analysis of hate crime law through the lens of gender

Freeing Tammy

Freeing Tammy Author Jody Raphael
ISBN-10 9781555538354
Release 2013-03-12
Pages 232
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The latest volume in the popular trilogy of books about women, poverty, and violence

Equality with a Vengeance

Equality with a Vengeance Author Molly Dragiewicz
ISBN-10 9781555537395
Release 2011
Pages 154
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A provocative investigation of how fathers rights groups are trying to erode the gains of the battered women s movement"

Companion Reader on Violence Against Women

Companion Reader on Violence Against Women Author Claire M. Renzetti
ISBN-10 9781452236186
Release 2011-04-26
Pages 424
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Designed to advance knowledge about violence against women and to serve as an inspiration to those studying or working in the field, this companion reader's 20 original articles focus first on theoretical and methodological issues, then on types of violence against women, and finally on prevention and direct intervention. Readers will find a wide range of articles that draw attention to the global dimensions of violence against women and the importance of taking into account political, economic, and cultural differences across diverse groups of people. While the book's articles are designed as companion pieces to the chapters in the Second Edition of the Sourcebook, this reader may also be used as a stand-alone text by those researching specific topics, such as diversity issues, conducting trainings, or teaching advanced courses, such as international social work.

Rethinking Gender Crime and Justice

Rethinking Gender  Crime  and Justice Author Claire M. Renzetti
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123283355
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 277
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Presents essays that cover a range of topics of interest to those who study women, crime, and criminal justice. This book demonstrates how our notions of gender, race, and class influence both how society defines crime and how offenders commit crimes and are treated for their actions. It includes a variety of national and global perspectives.

Criminal justice research and practice

Criminal justice research and practice Author Susan L. Miller
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123360864
Release 2007-10-31
Pages 227
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Brings together essays on criminal justice theory, research, and hands-on experience through the lens of diversity issues

Out in the storm

Out in the storm Author Gail A. Caputo
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131775541
Release 2008
Pages 231
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Based on interview material and life histories that create a vivid narrative, this remarkable volume is the culmination of three years of ethnographic research examining thirty-eight women with drug addictions in the Philadelphia area who took up criminal occupations of shoplifting and sex work. It provides in-depth criminological analysis of drug addiction and female criminality in addition to the sociology of crime work and occupations. Because most of the women interviewed are poor African-Americans raised and living in socially and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, Caputo pays particular attention to gender, class, and other systems of status in the complex interactions between women's lives, drug addiction, and criminality. Out in the Storm reveals similarities and differences in pathways women take to drug addiction and particular crimes and illustrates how women manage both the business and risks of crime in urban drug cultures. Caputo devotes careful attention to the technical and organizational aspects of shoplifting and sex work and is equally sensitive to nuance and difference among those she interviewed. While her subjects struggle to overcome much pain brought on by victimization and to live within social and economic constraints, Caputo illustrates how these women make crime work and demonstrates how they can -- and do -- make choices. With her analysis of shoplifting, Caputo provides rich, new insight into one of society's most compelling social problems and challenges the overly sexualized portrayal of women's crime. Unique in bringing together data on substance abuse, shoplifters, and sex workers, this volume will be an essential resource for scholars, activists, and practitioners with expertise or interest in criminological theory, urban poverty, women's studies, youth crime, the sociology of work and occupations, the sociology of education, and addiction.

In the company of men

In the company of men Author James Gruber
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114261089
Release 2005
Pages 330
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Research focusing on organisational policy and women's career development often ignores the reality of male dominance. A range of contributors in the field discuss the topic.

Library Journal

Library Journal Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000075144794
Release 2000
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Violence and Maltreatment in Intimate Relationships

Violence and Maltreatment in Intimate Relationships Author Cindy L. Miller-Perrin
ISBN-10 9781506323824
Release 2017-04-28
Pages 408
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Violence and Maltreatment in Intimate Relationships provides current and complete coverage of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse that occurs within intimate relationships. Authors Cindy L. Miller-Perrin and Robin D. Perrin, co-authors of SAGE’s best-selling Family Violence Across the Life, Third Edition, have created a streamlined organizational framework in Violence and Maltreatment in Intimate Relationships which presents information to students in an accessible manner. In this new book, Miller-Perrin and Perrin have teamed up with renowned researcher Claire M. Renzetti, who draws on her extensive work on violence against women. The book offers both a sociological and psychological focus, examining traditional areas of interpersonal violence as well as forms of intimate abuse outside the family, and concludes with a call for appropriate social, legal, policy, and personal responses to address the problem of abuse in intimate relationships.

Battered Women and the Law

Battered Women and the Law Author Clare Dalton
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056192068
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 1137
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This book takes as its operating premise that violence against women is prevalent throughout the world, that intimate violence is an important aspect of the broader problem of violence against women, and that the legal system has a crucial part to play in combating all forms of violence against women.

The gendered roots of modern urban poverty

The gendered roots of modern urban poverty Author Lisa Levenstein
ISBN-10 WISC:89081079709
Release 2002
Pages 396
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The gendered roots of modern urban poverty has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The gendered roots of modern urban poverty also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The gendered roots of modern urban poverty book for free.