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Domestic Violence at the Margins: Readings on Race, Class, Gender, and Culture

by Natalie J. Sokoloff (editor) - £29.95  Rutgers University Press (2005)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780813535708 | ISBN 10: 0813535700

(N.B. this book deals with domestic violence in the USA)
This groundbreaking anthology reorients the field of domestic violence research by bringing long overdue attention to the structural forms of oppression in communities marginalised by race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or social class.
Reprints of the most influential recent work in the field as well as more than a dozen newly commissioned essays explore theoretical issues, current research, service provision, and activism among Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, and lesbians. The volume rejects simplistic analyses of the role of culture in domestic violence by elucidating support systems available to battered women within different cultures, while at the same time addressing the distinct problems generated by that culture. Together, the essays pose a compelling challenge to sterotypical images of battered women that are racist, homophobic and xenophobic.
The most up-to-date and comprehensive picture of domestic violence available, this anthology is an essential text for course in sociology, crminology, social work, and womens studies. Beyond the classroom it provides critical information and resources for professionals working in domestic violence services, advocacy, social work, and law enforcement.

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