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Feminists Negotiate the State : The Politics of Domestic Violence :  The Politics of Domestic Violence - Cynthia R. Daniels

Feminists Negotiate the State : The Politics of Domestic Violence

The Politics of Domestic Violence

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Published: October 1997
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As feminists demand government action to address gender inequality, they are confronted by the paradox of state power--a state which promises women protection, but protects the interests of men. Using domestic violence against women as a case study, this book examines the trade-offs and compromises faced by feminists in this process of negotiating with the state.

This volume makes three contributions that make it a valuable read for movement scholars. First, it successfully sues the case of the feminist (anti-) domestic violence movement to highlight the problems of the tradeoffs that inevitably face activistsnegotiating the state. Second, it turns our attention to movement strategy, which has been insufficiently addressed in the social movement literature. Finally, it explicitly addresses the effects of a social movement on policy formation, an area of inquiry badly neglected by scholars of both movements and policy making. Mobilization This book is a model of policy analysis: it is clearly written, well documented throughout, free of political rhetoric... -- Evan Stark, Rutgers University This book is a model of policy analysis: it is clearly written, well documented throughout, free of political rhetoric... -- Evan Stark, Rutgers University This volume makes three contributions that make it a valuable read for movement scholars. First, it successfully sues the case of the feminist (anti-) domestic violence movement to highlight the problems of the tradeoffs that inevitably face activists negotiating the state. Second, it turns our attention to movement strategy, which has been insufficiently addressed in the social movement literature. Finally, it explicitly addresses the effects of a social movement on policy formation, an area of inquiry badly neglected by scholars of both movements and policy making. Mobilization

Foreword: Darlene's Story
Introduction: The Paradoxes of State Powerp. 1
A History of the State's Response to Domestic Violence in the United Statesp. 5
Naming and Framing the Issues: Demanding Full Citizenship for Womenp. 21
Feminists Negotiate the Executive Branch: The Policing of Male Violencep. 35
Feminists Negotiate the Judicial Branch: Battered Woman's Syndromep. 53
Feminists Negotiate the Legislative Branch: The Violence Against Women Actp. 65
Feminist Strategies: The Terms of Negotiationp. 83
Feminists and the State: A Theoretical Explorationp. 95
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ISBN: 9780761808848
ISBN-10: 0761808841
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: October 1997
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.31