Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation (Paperback)

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Illuminates the threats Black women face and the lack of substantive public policy towards gendered violence

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 U.S.-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 minimized--at best--and 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.

About the Author

Beth E. Richie is Head of the Department of Criminology, Law and Justice and Professor of African American Studies at The University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of Compelled to Crime: The Gender Entrapment of Battered Black Women and Arrested Justice Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation. Dr. Richie is also the co-author of Abolition. Feminism. Now.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780814776230
ISBN-10: 081477623X
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2012
Pages: 244
Language: English