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“As the backlash against feminist research continues unabated, this important volume signals no retreat. Bringing together the foremost international researchers in the area of violence against women, Researching Sexual Violence Against Women offers excellent assessments of the dimensions of date rape-particularly on college campuses. Reasons why this form of violence against women has provoked such intense responses as well as new methodologies are thoroughly explored. Finally, the work examines the impact this research has on those who do it and calls for more work on women's victimization and the links between it and other forms of discrimination.” – Meda Chesney-Lind, Women's Studies Program, University of Hawaii–Manoa A remarkable introduction to research in the field, Researching Sexual Violence Against Women provides cutting-edge information on the various ...

Studying Violence Against Women of Color: Problems Faced by a White Woman
Studying violence against women of color: Problems faced by a white woman

White middle-class women have been criticized by some for generalizing their own experiences to all women while excluding the experiences of women of color (hooks, 1984; Lorde, 1984; Mohanty, 1991). In recent years, however, many white feminists have been very careful not to speak of “women's experience” in a monolithic way and have begun to acknowledge that “women come only in different classes, races and cultures: there is no ‘woman’ and no ‘woman's experience’” (Harding, 1987, p. 7). A debate remains, however, over whether white women should engage in cross-race research. Can a white female researcher studying the experiences of women of ...

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