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Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence / Edition 2

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Overview

The first edition of Philip W. Cook's book, Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence (Praeger, 1997), drew attention and praise nationwide from individuals and from media, ranging from CNN and Fox network's The O'Reilly Factor to scholarly publications such as The Journal of Marriage and Family. On the 10th anniversary of that groundbreaking book, Cook began revising and expanding his work. The result is this second edition—a disturbing look at a trend that continues to increase.

The new edition of Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence offers up-to-date data on the prevalence of intimate partner violence against men, incorporating personal interviews and cases drawn from the media. It also includes updates on law, legislation, court activity, social responses, police activity, support groups, batterer programs, and crisis intervention programs. The final chapter contains a detailed and specific description of needed reforms in the current approach to intimate partner violence, whether the victims are male or female.

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"Recommended. Public and academic libraries serving programs with an interest in domestic violence, or those seeking to develop extensive holdings in this area; all levels."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313356711
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/24/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 402,596
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Is It Real?: The Evidence for a Significant Social Problem
Telling Their Stories: Men Speak Out
The Domestic Violence Trap: How to Get Help and Find Freedom from Abuse
Resistance and Acceptance: The Challenge to Understanding
Exploring New Approaches to Reduce Domestic Violence
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Selected Resources
Index
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