Tactics of antifeminist backlash against the U. S. battered women's movement

Dragiewicz, Molly (2011) Tactics of antifeminist backlash against the U. S. battered women's movement. In Carrington, Kerry (Ed.) Crime, Justice and Social Democracy : An International Conference, 26-28 September, 2011, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.

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Abstract

Opposition to men’s violence against women who are their intimate partners has become politically popular in the United States. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has enjoyed broad-based support for over 15 years. VAWA has been refined and expanded with each reauthorization. Resistance to the battered women’s movement is often overlooked in this political context. However, woman abuse and state responses to it are mired in cultural tensions about crime, law, gender, economics, scholarship, and the family. Based on interviews with 35 advocates in the United States, this paper outlines key tactics of antifeminist backlash against the battered women’s movement.

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ID Code: 71436
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780987153326
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 please consult the author
Deposited On: 12 May 2014 07:06
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 07:12

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