Color of Violence
The INCITE! Anthology

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (ed.)
Publisher:  South End Press, Cambridge, USA
Year Published:  2006
Pages:  336pp   Price:  $20   ISBN:  978-0896087620
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX9155

An anthology of critical writings demanding that we address violence against women of color in all its forms, including interpersonal violence, such as sexual and domestic violence, and state violence, such as police brutality, militarism, attacks on immigrants and Indian treaty rights, the proliferation of prisons, economic neo-colonialism, and violence from the medical industry.


Table of Contents:

Introduction, by Andrea Smith, Beth Richie, Julia Sudbury, and Janelle White (with the assistance of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence collective members)

Part One: Reconceptualizing Antiviolence Strategies
1. Rethinking Antiviolence Strategies: Lessons from the Black Women’s Movement in Britain, by Julia Sudbury
2. Disability in the New World Order, by Nirmala Erevelles
3. Federal Indian Law and Violent Crime, by Sarah Deer
4. Feminism, Race, and Adoption Policy, by Dorothy Roberts
5. The Color of Choice: White Supremacy and Reproductive Justice, by Loretta J. Ross
6. Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing, by Andrea Smith
7. A Call for Consistency: Palestinian Resistance and Radical US Women of Color, by Nadine Naber

Part Two: Forms of Violence
8. The Color of Violence, by Haunani-Kay Trask
9. Four Generations in Resistance, by Dana Erekat
10. The War to Be Human / Becoming Human in a Time of War, by Neferti Tadiar
11. The Forgotten “-ism”: An Arab American Women’s Perspective on Zionism, Racism, and Sexism, by Nadine Naber, Eman Desouky, and Lina Baroudi
12. Reflections in a Time of War: A Letter to My Sisters, by Dena Al-Adeeb
13. Don’t Liberate Me, by S.R.
14. “National Security” and the Violation of Women: Militarized Border Rape at the US-Mexico Border, by Sylvanna Falcon
15. The Complexities of “Feminicide” on the Border, by Rosa Linda Fregoso
16. INS Raids and How Immigrant Women are Fighting Back, by Renee Saucedo
17. Law Enforcement Violence Against Women of Color, by Andrea J. Ritchie
18. Crime, Punishment, and Economic Violence, by Patricia Allard
19. Pomo Woman, Ex-Prisoner, Speaks Out, by Stormy Ogden
20. The War Against Black Women, and the Making of NO!, by Aishah Simmons
21. The Medicalization of Domestic Violence, by Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo

Part Three: Building Movement
22. Unite and Rebel! Challenges and Strategies in Building Alliances, by Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez
23. Sistas Makin’ Moves: Collective Leadership for Personal Transformation and Social Justice, by Sista II Sista
24. Disloyal to Feminism: Abuse of Survivors with the Domestic Violence Shelter System, by Emi Koyama
25. Gender Violence and the Prison-Industrial Complex, by Critical Resistance and INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
26. Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice, by TransJustice
27. “The Personal is the Private is the Cultural:” South Asian Women Organizing Against Domestic Violence, by Puneet Kaur Chawla Sahota
28. An Antiracist Christian Ethical Approach to Violence Resistance, by Traci C. West
29. Taking Risks: Implementing Grassroots Community Accountability Strategies, by Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA)
30. poem on trying to love without fear, by maiana minahal

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