Rhonda Hammer's Antifeminism and Family Terrorism presents original and provocative critical feminist perspectives on violence against women and children. Hammer provides a clear and insightful analysis of the current rhetoric produced by antifeminists who would deny the seriousness of the problem and thus undercut important feminist concerns. Dr. Hammer documents the tragic dimensions of the brutalization of women and children in the family, and the larger problem of the increasing poverty and oppression of women and children in the global economy.
Rhonda Hammer is a research scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and teaches in women's studies and communication at UCLA. She is co-author of Rethinking Media Literacy: A Critical Pedagogy of Representation.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Antifeminism, Postfeminism, and the Backlash Chapter 3 Culture Wars over Feminism: Paglia, Wolf, and Hoff Sommers Chapter 4 The F-Word and the Victimization Debate Chapter 5 Family Terrorism Chapter 6 Colonization, Dialectics, and Borderland Feminism Chapter 7 Bibliography Chapter 8 Index