A left realist approach to antifeminist fathers’ rights groups

Dragiewicz, Molly (2010) A left realist approach to antifeminist fathers’ rights groups. Crime, Law and Social Change, 54(2), pp. 197-212.

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Despite earlier critiques of left realists’ failure to adequately address feminist concerns, recent left realist theorizing and empirical research have made valuable contributions to the understanding of woman abuse and other forms of gendered violence. Left realism has further potential to contribute to the criminological understanding of woman abuse and its contributing socioeconomic and cultural contexts. This article describes left realists’ early efforts to include gender in analyses of crime. It then summarizes feminist critiques of left realism and reviews the work that has responded to them. Drawing upon two prominent strands of feminist left realist theorizing about violence and gender, the paper proposes a preliminary left realist theory of antifeminist fathers’ rights group activism. It then outlines a provisional research agenda on antifeminist fathers’ rights groups, and proposes short and long term policies and practices to enhance the safety of abused mothers and their children following divorce or separation.

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ID Code: 53938
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1007/s10611-010-9253-6
ISSN: 1573-0751
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Human Rights and Justice Issues (220104)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 03 Oct 2012 07:30
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 02:11

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