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Synopsis: In recent years there has been an attempt by activists, service providers, and feminists to think about violence against women in more inclusive ways. In Knowing What We Know, activist and sociologist Gail Garfield argues that this effort has not gone far enough and that in order to understand violence, we must take the lived experiences of African American women seriously. Doing so, she cautions, goes far beyond simply adding voices of black women to existing academic and activist discourses, but rather, requires a radical shift in our knowledge of these women's lives and the rhetoric used to describe them. Bringing together a series of life-history interviews with nine women, this unique study urges a departure from established approaches that position women as victims of exclusively male violence. Instead, Garfield explores what happens when women's ability to make decisions and act upon those choices comes into conflict with cultural and social constraints. Chapters explore how women experience racialized or class-based violence, how these forms of violence are related to gendered violence, and what these violations mean to a woman's sense of identity. By showing how women maintain, sustain, and in some instances regain their sense of human worth as a result of their experiences of violation, Garfield complicates the existing dialogue on violence against women in new and important ways. This book will be of interest to scholars in the fields of women's studies and African American studies as well as policy-makers and activists.
About the Author: Gail Garfield is an adjunct professor of sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.
Title: Knowing What We Know
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Rutgers University Press, 2005. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96306427
Book Description Rutgers University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0813536596 GOOD - This is a hurt hardcover book with no dust jacket and some tearing, scuffing, bumping and creasing. Still, it is fully usable and the flaws are only cosmetic. Bookseller Inventory # Z0813536596Z3
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Book Description Rutgers University Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0813536596