"Poverty, Battered Women, and Work in U.S. Public Policy" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

"Poverty, Battered Women, and Work in U.S. Public Policy"

February 16, 2012 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lisa D. Brush (Associate Professor of Sociology & Women's Studies)

Women's Studies Program

Lisa Brush will speak from her recent book (Oxford, 2011), which was named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2011 by CHOICE. 

Drawing on longitudinal interviews, government records, and personal narratives, she examines the intersection of work, welfare, and battering, highlighting how race and class shape women’s experiences with poverty and abuse. She tracks how abuse and “domestic” violence moves out of the home and follows women to work. The study integrates the political and the personal, the administrative and the narrative, the economic and the emotional, underscoring the need to reexamine ideas, policies, and practices meant to keep women safe and economically productive that instead trap women in poverty and abuse.

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