Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation

Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation Author Beth E. Richie
ISBN-10 081477623X
ISBN-13 9780814776230
Year 2012-05-22
Pages 244
Language English
Publisher NYU Press
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Black women in marginalized communities are uniquely at risk of battering rape sexual harassment stalking and incest Through the compelling stories of Black women who have been most affected by racism persistent poverty class inequality limited access to support resources or institutions Beth E Richie shows that the threat of violence to Black women has never been more serious demonstrating how conservative legal social political and economic policies have impacted activism in the US based movement to end violence against women Richie argues that Black women face particular peril because of the ways that race and culture have not figured centrally enough in the analysis of the causes and consequences of gender violence As a result the extent of physical sexual and other forms of violence in the lives of Black women the various forms it takes and the contexts within which it occurs are minimizedat bestand frequently ignored Arrested Justice brings issues of sexuality class age and criminalization into focus right alongside of questions of public policy and gender violence resulting in a compelling critique a passionate re framing of stories and a call to action for change

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