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Structural Violence
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Challenges the notions that “violence against women” is synonymous with “domestic violence” and that violence affects all women equally. Structural Violence seeks to redraw the conventional map of violence against women. In order to understand violence as a fundamentally heterogeneous phenomenon, it is essential to go beyond interpersonal partner violence and analyze the workings of institutional and structural violence. Self-help books, some shelters, the courts, federal and state legislation, empirical studies, therapeutic models, and even some mainstream feminist polemics presume that all women face the same kind of violence. This assumption masks violence that does not conform to the imagined norm, such as violence against women who are sex workers, lesbians, homeless, and/or undocumented. Joshua M. Price’s exploration of these issues is based on several years of research involving participant-observation in domestic violence courts and extensive interviews with activists, advocates, incarcerated women, and women who have faced various forms of violence. Both conceptually and methodologically, the book challenges narrow notions of violence against women and demonstrates implications for judicial intervention and other forms of public involvement.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Quotes
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. Chapter One: The Power and Control Wheel: From Critical Pedagogy to Homogenizing Model
  2. pp. 21-44
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  1. Chapter Two: Difficult Maneuvers: Stopping Violence against Latina Immigrants in the United States
  2. pp. 45-64
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  1. Chapter Three: Speech at the Margins: Women in Prostitution and the Counterpublic Sphere
  2. pp. 65-88
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  1. Chapter Four: Homophobia, Structural Violence, and Coalition Building
  2. pp. 89-100
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  1. Chapter Five: Spaces of Judgment and Judgments of Space: Competing Logics of Violence in Court
  2. pp. 101-120
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  1. Chapter Six: “Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?”
  2. pp. 121-138
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  1. Chapter Seven: Tentative Conclusions and Small-Scale Solutions
  2. pp. 139-149
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 151-159
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 161-173
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 175-179
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