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NCJ Number: NCJ 241273     Find in a Library
Title: Intersections of Immigration and Domestic Violence: Voices of Battered Immigrant Women
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Author(s): Edna Erez ; Madelaine Adelman ; Carol Gregory
  Journal: Feminist Criminology  Volume:4  Issue:1  Dated:January 2009  Pages:32 to 56
Date Published: 01/2009
Page Count: 25
  Annotation: The authors of this study analyzed the relationship between immigration and domestic violence based on interviews with 137 immigrant women in the United States from 35 countries.
Abstract: Feminist criminologists have helped to criminalize domestic violence in the United States and elsewhere. With this significant accomplishment, scholars also have critiqued the intended and unintended consequences of such reliance on the state for women's safety. One such critique reveals the intersectionality of social inequalities, social identities, and domestic violence. Here, the authors analyze the relationship between immigration and domestic violence based on interviews with 137 immigrant women in the United States from 35 countries. They find that immigration shapes how women understand domestic violence, their access to resources, and responses to domestic violence. This project documents observed dynamics of structural intersectionality for immigrant women as national origin and citizenship status are considered as another layer of identity politics and marginalization in relation to domestic violence. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Immigrants/Aliens ; Domestic assault ; Feminist jurisprudence ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 98-WT-VX-0030
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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