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This article describes the marital and domestic violence experiences of poor women in South Carolina in the context of an orthodoxy of conservatism. Drawing on Bourdieu’s scholarship, the authors present a conceptual framework that is based on the concepts of habitus, orthodoxy, and heterodoxy....
In this article, the authors analyze the experiences of one participant in HOPE, a pilot program that supports teenage mothers who want to pursue a college education. Using feminist standpoint and social capital theories, the analysis explores the meaning of themes that are interwoven throughout...
The battered women’s movement lost a great leader and visionary when Susan Schechter died of endrometrial cancer in 2004. Schechter’s legacy reminds advocates for battered women of how efforts to develop safe places for battered women began, the context of those times, how far we have come, and...
This qualitative study explored the work and child caregiving commitments and choices of 69 women with options limited by poverty and rural living. Four groups of women with distinct patterns of commitment to working and child caregiving varied in the ways in which they achieved caregiving-work...
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