"This is a thoughtful and scholarly addition to the unfortunately scarce literature on domestic violence and oppression in all its forms."—Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Anna D. Wolf Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
"An exciting and powerful collection that eloquently critiques some of the current thinking in domestic violence and raises key concerns for advocates and scholars working in the area."—Sujata Warrier, president, board of directors, Manavi: An organization for South Asian women
"Sokoloff has assembled an impressive array of authors who challenge us to ‘think outside of our contemporary domestic violence box.’"—Angela M. Moore Parmley, chief, violence and victimization research division, National Institute of Justice
This groundbreaking anthology reorients the field of domestic violence research by bringing long-overdue attention to the structural forms of oppression in communities marginalized 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 the 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 stereotypical 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 courses in sociology, criminology, social work, and women’s studies. Beyond the classroom, it provides critical information and resources for professionals working in domestic violence services, advocacy, social work, and law enforcement.
Acknowledgements Foreword BETH E. RICHIE
1- Domestic Violence: Examining the Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender--An Introduction NATALIE J. SOKOLOFF AND IDA DUPONT
PART I. FRAMEOWORKS AND OVERARCHING THEMES 2-Strengthening Domestic Violence Theories: Intersections of Race, Class, Sexual Orientation, and Gender MICHELLE BOGRAD 3- Feminism versus Multiculturalism LETI VOLPP 4- A Black Feminist Reflection on the Antiviolence Movement BETH E. RICHIE 5- Women's Relaities: Defining Violence against Women by Immigration, Race, and Class SHAMITA DAS DASGUPTA 6- Compounding the Triple Jeopardy: Battering in Lesbian of COlor Relationships VALLI KALEI KANUHA 7- The Intersectionality of DOmestic Violence and Welfare in the Lives of Poor Women JYL JOSEPHSON 8- Gender Violence and the Prison Industrial Complex: Interpersonal and State Violence against Women of Color INCITE!-CRITICAL RESISTANCE STATEMENT WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JULIA SUDBURY
PART II. CULTURE, RESISTANCE, AND COMMUNITY Introduction NATALIE J. SOKOLOFF AND KATHRYN LAUGHON 9- Domestic Violence in African American Communities ROBERT L. HAMPTON, RICARDO CARRILLO, AND JOAN KIM 10- Nashville: Domestic Violence and Incarcerated Women in Poor Black Neighborhoods NEIL WEBSDALE 11- Domestic violence in Ethnically and Racially Diverse Families: The "Political Gag Order" Has Been Lifted CAROLYN M. WEST 12- The Importance of Community in a Feminist Analysis of Domestic Violence among Native Americans SHERRY L. HAMBY 13- Rethinking Battered Women Syndrome: A Black Feminist Perspective SHARON ANGELLA ALLARD 14- Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community BEVERLY HORSBURGH 15- "I've Slept in Clothes Long Enough": Excavating the Sounds of Domestic Violence among Women in the White Working Class LIOS WEIS, MICHELLE FINE, AMIRA PROWELLER, CORINE BERTRAM, AND JULIA MARUSZA 16- FIghting Back: Abused South Asian Women's Strategies of Resistance MARGARET ABRAHAM 17- Puertyo Rican Battered Women Redefining Gneder, Sexuality, Culture, Violence, and Resistance MICHELLE FINE, ROSEMARIE A. ROBERTS, AND LOIS WEIS
PART III. STRUCTURAL CONTEXTS, CULTURALLY COMPETENT APPROACHES, COMMUNITY ORGANIZING, AND SOCIAL CHANGE Introduction CHRISTINA PRATT AND NATALIE J. SOKOLOFF 18- The Cultural Context Model: A New Paradigm for Accountability, Empowerment, and the Development of Critical Consciousness against Domestic Violence RHEA V. ALMEIDA AND JUDITH LOCKARD 19- Battering, Forgiveness, and Redemption: Alternative Models for Addressing Domestic Violence in COmmunities of Color BRENDA V. SMITH 20- Sustaining an Ethic of Resistance against Domestic Violence in Black Faith-Based Communities TRACI C. WEST 21- Navigating the Anti-Immigratnt Wave: The Korean Women's Hotline and the Politics of Community LISA SUN-HEE PARK 22- Shifting Power for Battered Women: Law, Material Resources, and Por Women of Color DONNA COKER 23- Reducing Women Battering: The Role of Structural Approaches NEIL WEBSDALE AND BYRON JOHNSON 24- Looking to the Future: Domestic Violence, Women of Color, the State, and Social Change ANDREA SMITH
NATALIE J. SOKOLOFF is a professor of sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY and is on the doctoral faculties in sociology, criminology, and women's studies at the Graduate Center.