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The beginning and end of rape : confronting sexual violence in native America, Sarah Deer

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The beginning and end of rape : confronting sexual violence in native America
Title
The beginning and end of rape
Title remainder
confronting sexual violence in native America
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Deer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite what major media sources say, violence against Native women is not an epidemic. An epidemic is biological and blameless. Violence against Native women is historical and political, bounded by oppression and colonial violence. This book, like all of Sarah Deer's work, is aimed at engaging the problem head-on--and ending it.The Beginning and End of Rape collects and expands the powerful writings in which Deer, who played a crucial role in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013, has advocated for cultural and legal reforms to protect Native women from endemic sexual violence and abuse. Deer provides a clear historical overview of rape and sex trafficking in North America, paying particular attention to the gendered legacy of colonialism in tribal nations--a truth largely overlooked or minimized by Native and non-Native observers. She faces this legacy directly, articulating strategies for Native communities and tribal nations seeking redress. In a damning critique of federal law that has accommodated rape by destroying tribal legal systems, she describes how tribal self-determination efforts of the twenty-first century can be leveraged to eradicate violence against women. Her work bridges the gap between Indian law and feminist thinking by explaining how intersectional approaches are vital to addressing the rape of Native women.Grounded in historical, cultural, and legal realities, both Native and non-Native, these essays point to the possibility of actual and positive change in a world where Native women are systematically undervalued, left unprotected, and hurt. Deer draws on her extensive experiences in advocacy and activism to present specific, practical recommendations and plans of action for making the world safer for all. "--
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1972-
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Deer, Sarah
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rape
  • Indian women
  • Indian women
  • Indian women
  • Indian women
  • Rape
  • United States
Label
The beginning and end of rape : confronting sexual violence in native America, Sarah Deer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 207 pages
Isbn
9780816696338
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2015017702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)907651047
Label
The beginning and end of rape : confronting sexual violence in native America, Sarah Deer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 207 pages
Isbn
9780816696338
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2015017702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)907651047

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