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Violence against Women in Families and Relationships [4 volumes] (Hardback)
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Violence against Women in Families and Relationships [4 volumes] (Hardback)

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Hardback 888 Pages / Published: 08/06/2009
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This comprehensive overview of domestic violence against women and children in America covers the services meant to combat it, the legal approaches to prosecuting it, the public's attitudes toward it, and the successes and failures of systems meant to address it.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275998462
Number of pages: 888
Weight: 2077 g
Dimensions: 229 x 156 x 88 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"In this major contribution to understanding the 'domestic violence revolution,' Stark (public affairs and administration, Rutgers U., Newark, New Jersey) and Buzawa (criminal justice, U. of Massachusetts-Lowell) introduce this four-volume set with the story about the first shelter in the US for battered women in 1972. Experts examine the progress that has been made in this area and continuing challenges. The themes of volume one include community responses including the shelter movement, the mutually-reinforcing effects of poverty and domestic violence, and how those escaping this cycle are re-building their lives. Volume 2 examines the family context of domestic violence including the effect on child witnesses, and the conflicting approaches of the child welfare and family court responses to child custody in cases of `coercive control.' The legal system's handling of such cases and examples of programs for men who batter occupies volume 3. Volume 4 treats media representation of abuse and victim empowerment and how it shapes attitudes." - Reference & Research Book News
"Even though it covers a touchy subject that stirs all sorts of reactions, this is an important resource that every public and academic library should own." - Library Journal
". . . an outstanding summation of and contribution to research-based, social change-oriented knowledge. Individually, the pieces are concise, accessible examples of work by researchers, advocates, and activist-scholars able to gracefully juggle the editors' mandate to address technically demanding specialists as well as intelligent, curious lay readers. Whether the writer is a senior figure in advocacy or research or a relative newcomer, the contributions are uniformly full of astute observations, carefully recounted debates, feminist interpretations, and fair assessments and syntheses of research findings, innovative service practices, and legal and political strategies. Collectively, the volumes are comprehensive and informative. . . Perhaps most remarkable, the editors put forth a consistent vision of the varieties of manipulation, shame, threats, exploitation, and physical violence that have become the dominant technologies of men's coercive control of their wives and girlfriends. This invaluable set belongs in every academic and public library. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries." - Choice

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