Gender Violence Interdisciplinary Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0814780415

ISBN-13: 9780814780411

Edition: 1997

Authors: Laura L. O'Toole, Jessica R. Schiffman, Margie L. Kiter Edwards

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Though violence against women has received increasing attention from scholars and the general public alike, much of the literature on the subject is scattered in monographs, journals, and books focusing on specific forms of gender violence. In their path-breaking anthologyGender Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, editors Laura L. O'Toole and Jessica Schiffman have brought together central articles and authors to construct a remarkably broad understanding of the gender-related manifestations of violence.Gender Violenceis composed of three sections--one examining the roots of male violence and victimization of women, another exploring forms of sexual coercion and violence, and a third offering a number of perspectives on promoting non-violence in the context of gender relations. Chapters consider topics including sexual harassment, rape, children and gender violence, battering in intimate relationships, and pornography. The list of contributors includes such diverse and well known scholars as Friedrich Engels, bell hooks, Diana Scully, Harry Brod, and Linda Gordon, and poets such as Audre Lorde and Margaret Randall. The book also contains a number of original pieces with novel approaches to subjects such as domestic violence and its effects on children. With its interdisciplinary perspective and wide-ranging subject matter, Gender Violence is an excellent primary text as well as an invaluable reference for scholars in the field of women and violence.
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 3/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 526
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Laura L. O’Toole is Professor of Sociology at Roanoke College.

Jessica R. Schiffmanis Assistant Director of Women’s Studies at the University of Delaware.

Preface : conceptualizing gender violence
Roots of male violence and victimization of women
The roots of male violence
"Visit from the footbinder"
The origin of the family, private property, and the state
The construction of masculinity and the triad of men's violence
The socio-cultural context of rape : a cross-cultural study
Gender violence in the United States
"Need : a chorale for black woman voices"
Sexual coercion in American life
Contextualizing men's violence : the personal meets the political
Sexual terrorism
Forms of sexual coercion and violence
Sexual harassment
"Anatomy lesson"
Changed women and changed organizations : consequences of and coping with sexual harassment
Sexual harassment in organizations : a critique of current research and policy
The confluence of race and gender in women's sexual harassment experiences
Sexual harassment on the Internet
"The rape"
Real victims, reasonableness, and rape
Subcultural theory of rape revisited
What the west failed to learn about war from the "comfort women"
Undeclared war : African-American women writers explicating rape
Battering in intimate relationships
"To Judge Faolain, dead long enough : a summons"
Domestic violence : the intersection of gender and control
Violence in intimate relationships : a feminist perspective
Violence, gender, and elder abuse : toward a feminist analysis and practice
Domestic violence policy in the United States : contemporary issues
Children and gender violence
"The second photograph"
Family violence, feminism, and social control
Locating a secret problem : sexual violence in elementary and secondary schools
Men, masculinity, and child sexual abuse : a sex and gender question
Child sexual abuse and the regulation of women : variations on a theme
Who stole incest?
Commodifying bodies
"Philadelphia story : September 1987"
Pornography, civil rights, and speech
Pornography and black women's bodies
Pornography and the alienation of male sexuality
Problematizing the discourse : sex trafficking policy and ethnography
Prostitution as "choice"
Creating social change
Changing our minds : transforming gender relations
"Bessie Fenton : Redwing, 1888"
Beyond the masculine mystique
Supplanting linguistic violence
Coordinated community services for victims of violence
Queering approaches to intimate partner violence
The impact of the sex industry in the European Union
10 things men can do to prevent gender violence
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