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Frenemies : feminists, conservatives, and sexual violence / Nancy Whittier.

Author/creator Whittier, Nancy, 1966- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Descriptionx, 274 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction -- Opposition to pornography: collaborative adversaries -- Beyond politics: child sexual abuse and narrow neutrality -- The Violence Against Women Act and ambivalent alliances -- Conclusion.
Abstract What happens when enemies work to advance similar goals? Who wins, who loses, and why? In Frenemies, Nancy Whittier addresses this question through a study of feminist and conservative opposition to pornography, campaigns against child sexual abuse, and engagement on the Violence Against Women Act. Drawing on extensive research, Whittier shows how feminist and conservative activists interacted with each other and with the federal government, how their interaction affected them, and what each side achieved. Whittier re-conceptualizes relationships between social movements, presenting a model of how "frenemies"--groups that are neither allies nor opponents--work toward related goals. She outlines the dynamics and paths of frenemy relationships, describing the unintended consequences for the groups involved and for their respective movements at large. With high levels of political polarization across the U.S., Frenemies provides a crucial look at both the promise and the risk of cooperation across political differences. -- !c From back cover.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2017022097
ISBN9780190235994 hardcover
ISBN0190235993 hardcover
ISBN9780190236007 paperback
ISBN0190236000 paperback
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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