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The Law and Violence Against Women in the Family at Century’s End: The US Experience

Elizabeth M. Schneider

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The beating of wives or girlfriends is a long-hidden aspect of family life that has existed over time and throughout cultures. There has been a dramatic change in both public and legal recognition at ... More


The Paradoxical Consequences of Success

Nancy Whittier

in The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotions, Social Movements, and the State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325102
eISBN:
9780199869350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325102.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter returns to the question of activists' engagement with the state, examining the different forms that movement organizations' relationships with state authorities took during the 1990s and ... More


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


Conventional Wisdom and Its Discontents

Lisa D. Brush

in Poverty, Battered Women, and Work in U.S. Public Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195398502
eISBN:
9780199897483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398502.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter provides the intellectual scaffolding for the book. The chapter reviews the explanatory frameworks that together constitute the conventional wisdom about poverty, battering, and the ... More


Understanding Domestic Violence among Immigrant Latina Women

Catherine Fuchsel

in Yes I Can, (Sí, Yo Puedo): An Empowerment Program for Immigrant Latina Women in Group Settings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190672829
eISBN:
9780190672850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672829.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines domestic violence among immigrant Latina women, including prevalence and barriers to accessing services such as fear of deportation, lack of legal status, inability to speak ... More


The Enigma of Federal Reform: The Tribal Law and Order Act and the Violence Against Women Act

Sarah Deer

in The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696314
eISBN:
9781452952338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696314.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter focuses on a discussion of contemporary policy and potential reform. It provides detailed information about recent federal reform in the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and the ... More


Assessing Where We Are, Where We Should Go, and How Best to Get There

Michelle L. Meloy and Susan L. Miller

in The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199765102
eISBN:
9780199944187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765102.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines several complex victim-related issues that were not extensively addressed elsewhere in the book, such as the politics of victimization and topics germane to the social and legal ... More


Plugging In: The Professional Cohort, Mid-1990s to the Present

Michael A. Messner, Max A. Greenberg, and Tal Peretz

in Some Men: Feminist Allies in the Movement to End Violence against Women

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199338764
eISBN:
9780190226220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338764.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Movements and Social Change

In 2006, the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, changed its name to Peace Over Violence. This story introduces a major theme: today’s institutionalization and professionalization of ... More


Intertwined Violence: Implications of State Responses to Domestic Violence in South Asian Immigrant Communities

Soniya Munshi

in The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814786437
eISBN:
9780814786451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814786437.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how South Asian immigrants were affected by the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA), which significantly increased the number of deportable ... More


Developing the Legal Response

Leigh Goodmark

in A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732229
eISBN:
9780814733431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732229.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter traces the development of the legal response to domestic violence in the United States. It begins with an overview of dominance feminism and its influence on the evolution of domestic ... More


Digging In: The Bridge Cohort, Mid-1980s to 1990s

Michael A. Messner, Max A. Greenberg, and Tal Peretz

in Some Men: Feminist Allies in the Movement to End Violence against Women

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199338764
eISBN:
9780190226220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338764.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter begins with the origins story of what became the largest international men’s antiviolence organization, the White Ribbon Campaign, sparked by the infamous 1989 Montreal Massacre. The WRC ... More


1 Developing the Legal Response

Leigh Goodmark

in A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732229
eISBN:
9780814733431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732229.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter traces the development of the legal response to domestic violence in the United States. It begins with an overview of dominance feminism and its influence on the evolution of domestic ... More


Frenemies: Feminists, Conservatives, and Sexual Violence

Nancy Whittier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190235994
eISBN:
9780190236038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190235994.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

What happens when activists who usually oppose each other work to advance similar goals? This book re-conceptualizes models of social movements’ relationships with each other and develops a new ... More


Introduction: Theoretical and Methodological Approach

Roberta Villalón

in Violence Against Latina Immigrants: Citizenship, Inequality, and Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814788233
eISBN:
9780814788424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814788233.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter details the research methods undertaken for this book's study, emphasizing that immigrant women's vulnerability is based not only on their gender but also on nationality, ... More


New Judges, New Challenges, 1988–1992

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the Middle District during the years of the George H. W. Bush Presidency, 1988–1992. The Middle District experienced intense overcrowding due to expanding case load, and the ... More


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