Category Archives: Gender

Rurality and class as identity, in the context of an elite(ist) institution

By Lisa R. Pruitt I have been following recent news out of Amherst College about sexual assaults some students have committed against others–and the allegations that Amherst administrators previously tried to hush up these incidents, discouraging victims from pressing charges. … Continue reading

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It’s all relative

By Lisa R. Pruitt That cliche was brought to mind by several news stories in recent weeks, all related to class in one way or another, so I use it here to consider these stories and the issues they raise … Continue reading

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VAWA is not enough: adding economic and racial justice

A statement from leading domestic violence scholars explains why the Violance Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization must go further beyond a focus on criminalization to put economic justice and racial equality at the center of policy reforms. “…while we applaud … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Teaching about Domestic Violence

Teaching About Domestic Violence Special Issue CALL FOR PAPERS Original manuscripts sought for a special issue of Violence Against Women entitled “Teaching About Domestic Violence.” The special issue will be edited by Madelaine Adelman (Justice & Social Inquiry, Arizona State … Continue reading

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Call for Papers and Participation in ClassCrits V: From Madison to Zuccotti Park: Confronting Class and Reclaiming the American Dream

This workshop, the fifth meeting of ClassCrits, takes on class and the American dream as its theme. The most quintessentially American trait may be our capacity to look past current misfortune and imagine a brighter future.  Americans love a “rags … Continue reading

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Upcoming Law & Society panel: Structural Inequality and Violence against Women

At next week’s Law and Society 2011 Annual Meeting, a recommended panel making interesting connections between class, gender, and violence: Saturday, June 4, 4:30-6:15 Structural Inequalities & Violence Against Women, 3527 Organizers: Donna Coker& Deborah Weissman Chair/Discussant: Liz Schneider Elizabeth … Continue reading

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