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Bullying in Different Contexts (Hardback)

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Hardback 276 Pages / Published: 03/02/2011
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Bullying has a tendency to be associated with aggression between children in the playground, but bullying and abuse can also be observed in other social settings. Bullying in Different Contexts brings together, for the first time, leading international researchers to discuss these behaviours in a wide range of settings, including preschool, school, the home, residential care, prisons, the workplace and cyberspace. The authors provide background to the different contexts, discuss the impact and types of interpersonal aggression and the characteristics of those involved. A final chapter collates the findings from each context to draw conclusions on the similarities and differences between the behaviours, risk factors for involvement and theoretical approaches to explain bullying. This original volume will further our understanding of bullying and inform preventative and intervention work. The authors seek to show how research from diverse settings may inform our understanding of the bullying phenomenon as a whole.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521114813
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This book is unique in providing a series of in-depth and scholarly contributions to the study of bullying in a wide range of social contexts, each written by an acknowledged expert in the field. An admirable achievement.' Ken Rigby, University of South Australia
'This thoroughly researched and readable international book throws considerable new light on the topic of bullying which it is now understood impacts individuals in the school, home and workplace. A book to inform and enlighten.' Phillip Slee, Flinders University
'Given the exponential growth of interest in bullying and subject of abuse in the media due to high profile cases, Bullying in Different Contexts offers the reader a wide knowledge base composed of several experts in the area of social sciences on this subject. Tying together the research studies and theories, this text is able to address the complexity of not only the subject of bullying in the school setting, but also tracking bullying behaviors in most contextual settings.' Journal of Family and Economic Issues

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