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The Violence Against Women Act and Ambivalent Alliances

Nancy Whittier

in Frenemies: Feminists, Conservatives, and Sexual Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190235994
eISBN:
9780190236038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190235994.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 4 examines the Violence Against Women Act and the ambivalent alliance that led to it. The chapter shows the influence of feminist organizations on the legislation and traces how support from ... More


Teaching with Tenderness: Toward an Embodied Practice

Becky Thompson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041167
eISBN:
9780252099731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041167.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Teaching with Tenderness follows in the tradition of bell hooks’ Teaching to Transgress and Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, inviting us to draw upon contemplative practices (yoga, ... More


At the End of Tragedy

Lynn Mie Itagaki

in Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816699209
eISBN:
9781452954257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699209.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

I argue that, in reading Twilight through a “tragic framework,” Smith models an ethical commitment to transracial dialogue. Anti-racist feminists have identified this interracial tragedy of the 1992 ... More


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