The Sexual Politics of Gendered Violence and Women's Citizenship
Hardback | Nov 2018 | Policy Press | 9781447337782 | 256pp | 234x156mm | POD | RFB | AUD$99.00, NZD$119.99
The challenge of violence against women should
be recognised as an issue for the state, citizenship and the whole community. This book examines how responses by the state
sanction violence against women and shape a woman’s citizenship long after she
has escaped from a violent partner.
Drawing from a long-term study of women’s
lives in Australia, including before and after a relationship with a violent
partner, it investigates the effects of intimate partner violence on aspects of
everyday life including housing, employment, mental health and social
The book contributes to theoretical explanations of violence against women by reframing it through the lens of sexual politics. Finally it offers critical insights for the development of social policy and practice.