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Women, Violence and Strategies for Action : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Higher Education OUP - Jill Radford

Women, Violence and Strategies for Action

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Higher Education OUP

By: Jill Radford (Editor), Melissa Friedberg (Editor), Lynne Harne (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780335203697
Number Of Pages: 208

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This collection gives important insight into the new issues and questions that have become central to understandings of women, violence and resistance. It focuses on the connections between research and the development of strategies for change by providing excellent examples of policy-relevant feminist research, rooted in both academe and activism. The emphasis throughout is on the link between research and strategies for action at the local, national and international level.

The book gathers together the many exciting ideas, discussions and developments arising from the work of the researchers and activists who are part of the British Sociological Association Violence Against Women Study Group. The contributing authors share a commitment to research that centres on the material reality of women's lives and assists the generation of strategies for action. It complements the earlier volume, Women, Violence and Male Power, extending the latter's coverage in important ways by addressing differences as well as commonalities between women, and the complexities of feminist analysis and activism in a changing context.

Women, Violence and Strategies for Action is of direct relevance to practitioners working in the professions of probation, social work and law, as well as students and researchers in the fields of women's studies, sociology, social policy, social work, criminology and socio-legal studies. It will also be of interest to women's organizations, including local inter-agency forums.

Notes on contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Stalking and paedophilia: ironies and contradictions in the politics of naming and legal reformp. 10
Feminist strategy and tactics: influencing state provision of counselling for survivorsp. 25
Virtual violence?: pornography and violence against women on the Internetp. 40
Prostitution, pornography and telephone boxesp. 57
Damaged children to throwaway women: from care to prostitutionp. 72
Sexual violence and the school curriculump. 86
Shifting the margins: black feminist perspectives on discourses of mothers in child sexual abusep. 103
Supping with the Devil?: multi-agency initiatives on domestic violencep. 120
Caught in contradictions: conducting feminist action orientated research within an evaluated research programmep. 136
Domestic violence in Chinap. 149
Theorizing commonalities and difference: sexual violence, law and feminist activism in India and the UKp. 167
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9780335203697
ISBN-10: 0335203698
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Higher Education OUP
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.32

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