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This article provides a comprehensive review of the emerging domestic violence literature
using a race, class, gender, sexual orientation intersectional analysis and structural
framework fostered by women of color and their allies to understand the experiences and
contexts of domestic violence for marginalized women in U.S. society. The first half of the
article lays out a series of challenges that an intersectional analysis grounded in a structural
framework provides for understanding the role of culture in domestic violence. The
second half of the article points to major contributions of such an approach to feminist
methods and practices in working with battered women on the margins of society.
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