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StructuralViolence StructuralViolence Joshua M. Price Hidden Brutality in the Lives of Women SUNY P R E S S Published by State University of New York Press, Albany© 2012 State University of New York All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission. No part of this book may be stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means including electronic, electrostatic, magnetic tape, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior permission in writing of the publisher. For information, contact State University of New York Press, Albany, NY Production and book design, Laurie D. Searl Marketing, Fran Keneston Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Price, Joshua M. Structural violence : hidden brutality in the lives of women / Joshua M. Price.    p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-4384-4344-7 (pbk. : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-1-4384-4343-0 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Women—Violence against—United States. 2. Women—Violence against—United States—Prevention. I. Title. HV6250.4.W65P724 2012 362.83—dc23 2011041967 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 How everything turns away Quite leisurely from the disaster —W. H. Auden, Musée des Beaux-Arts His words signal deference to the uncapturability of the life it mourns. It is the deference that moves her, that recognition that language can never live up to life once and for all. . . . What moves at the margin. What it is to have no home in this place. To be set adrift from the one you knew. —Toni Morrison, Nobel Lecture This book is dedicated to the women in it. ...


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