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Violence against Women

Feminist Frameworks; Building Theory on Violence against Women by Lisa S Price

BOOK REVIEW

Violence against Women

J Devika

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isa Price’s short book is presented as a “wide-ranging review of feminist understandings of violence against women” (from the blurb). It rests on the claim that radical feminist theorising offers the surest insights into the functioning of patriarchy, and thus, conceives of male violence as both universal and primary to most other forms of violence. The short book consists of eight chapters loosely tied together. The early chapters introduce radical feminist perspectives on violence against women and the middle chapters touch upon debates about the nature of violence. The last chapters examine legal interventions by feminists in the United States and Canada to prevent violence against women.

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