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The Resource Opposition & intimidation : the abortion wars & strategies of political harassment, Alesha E. Doan

Opposition & intimidation : the abortion wars & strategies of political harassment, Alesha E. Doan

Label
Opposition & intimidation : the abortion wars & strategies of political harassment
Title
Opposition & intimidation
Title remainder
the abortion wars & strategies of political harassment
Statement of responsibility
Alesha E. Doan
Title variation
Opposition and intimidation
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doan, Alesha E.
Dewey number
363.460973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
D63 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Pro-life movement
  • Abortion
  • Harassment
  • Political violence
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Abortion
  • Harassment
  • Political violence
  • Pro-life movement
  • United States
  • Schwangerschaftsabbruch
  • Gegner
  • Bewegung
  • USA
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<div><div><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%">The abortion fight has long been a crucible of political tactics, with both sides employing strategies ranging from litigation to civil disobedience to outright violence. Anti-abortion activists have arguably been more tactically innovative than their pro-choice peers.<i>Opposition and Intimidation</i>looks at how their use of political harassment fitsor doesn'twith more conventional political efforts in the struggle over abortion.</p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%"> </p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%">Alesha Doan's insightful interviews and observations powerfully portray anti-abortion activists' relationship to the objects of their protest. Her portrait is augmented by thorough quantitative analysis of harassment's role within the movement's multitiered strategya strategy that Doan shows has forced a decline in the availability and popularity of abortions. Using her unique study of the anti-abortion movement as a model, Doan extends her findings to propose a novel and valuable theory of the new politics of harassment.</p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%"> </p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%">"An interesting and sophisticated account. Seamlessly weaves narrative and analysis, tying local action to national strategy. Explores uncharted territory in the abortion controversy and expands our understanding of political action."</p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%">Deborah R. McFarlane, University of New Mexico</p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%"> </p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%">"For 40 years, abortion politics have been endlessly fascinating to American scholars and journalists alike because they generate unique political phenomena that challenge traditional theories of political behavior. In this book, Doan goes straight to the heart of the matter by describing, evaluating, and explaining one of the most characteristic and complex of these phenomenapolitical harassment. In a well-written narrative that weaves qualitative and quantitative data, she gives us the first scholarly look at this political tactic, whose relevance and use go well beyond American abortion politics."<br />Chris Mooney, University of Illinois at Springfield</p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%"> </p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%">"The book contributes to political theory and knowledge by adding new empirical data gathered from interviews with those in the front lines of the struggle over abortion. The author refines and develops a category of unconventional political participationpolitical harassment of nongovernmental actorsand explains why it is particularly effective in undermining the rights of women seeking abortions, as well as the rights of abortion service providers."</p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%">Nikki R. Van Hightower, Texas A&M University</p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%"> </p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%">Alesha E. Doan is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas.</p></div></div>
Label
Opposition & intimidation : the abortion wars & strategies of political harassment, Alesha E. Doan
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Creating a new game : the scope of anti-abortion violence and harassing tactics
  • ch. 5.
  • Does harassment pay off? : assessing the success of anti-abortion tactics
  • ch. 6.
  • The changing face of the abortion debate
  • Appendix A : Survey questions
  • Appendix B : Data sources
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Preface
  • ch. 1.
  • Political protest or political harassment? : social movements, morality politics, and abortion
  • ch. 2.
  • Shifting contexts : the history of abortion in America
  • ch. 3.
  • The rise of the pro-life movement post Roe v. Wade
  • ch. 4.
Control code
655174100
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 215 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472023028
Lccn
2006021885
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.110380
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djbtxg
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)655174100
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Opposition & intimidation : the abortion wars & strategies of political harassment, Alesha E. Doan
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Creating a new game : the scope of anti-abortion violence and harassing tactics
  • ch. 5.
  • Does harassment pay off? : assessing the success of anti-abortion tactics
  • ch. 6.
  • The changing face of the abortion debate
  • Appendix A : Survey questions
  • Appendix B : Data sources
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Preface
  • ch. 1.
  • Political protest or political harassment? : social movements, morality politics, and abortion
  • ch. 2.
  • Shifting contexts : the history of abortion in America
  • ch. 3.
  • The rise of the pro-life movement post Roe v. Wade
  • ch. 4.
Control code
655174100
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 215 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472023028
Lccn
2006021885
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.110380
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djbtxg
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)655174100
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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