Violence in the Lives of Black Women: Battered, Black, and Blue
Carolyn Marie West
Haworth Press, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 211 pages
Break the silence surrounding Black women's experiences of violence!
Written from a Black feminist perspective by therapists, researchers, activists, and survivors, Violence in the Lives of Black Women: Battered, Black, and Blue sheds new light on an understudied field. For too long, Black women have been suffering the effects of violence in painful silence. This bookówinner of the Carolyn Payton Early Career Award for its contribution to the understanding of the role of gender in the lives of Black womenóprovides a forum where personal testimony and academic research meet to show you how living at the intersection of many kinds of oppression shapes the lives of Black women. With moving case studies, in-depth discussions of activism and resistance, and helpful suggestions for treatment and intervention, this book will help you understand the impact of violence on the lives of Black women.
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