Behind Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family / Edition 1

Behind Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family / Edition 1

by Murray A. Straus, Richard J. Gelles, Suzanne K. Steinmetz, Richard J. Gelles
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412805910

ISBN-13: 9781412805919

Pub. Date: 04/30/2006

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Behind Closed Doors is grounded in the unprecedented national survey of the extent, patterns, and causes of violence in the American family. Based on a study of over 2,000 families, the authors provide landmark insights into this phenomenon of violence and what causes Americans to inflict it on their family members. The authors explore the relationship

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Behind Closed Doors is grounded in the unprecedented national survey of the extent, patterns, and causes of violence in the American family. Based on a study of over 2,000 families, the authors provide landmark insights into this phenomenon of violence and what causes Americans to inflict it on their family members. The authors explore the relationship between spousal abuse and child abuse as well as abuse between siblings, violence by children against their parents, and the causes and effects of verbal abuse. Taken together, their analysis provides a vivid picture of how violence is woven into the fabric of family life and why the hallmark of family life is both love and violence. This is a comprehensive, highly readable account of interest to both the professional and the layperson on an important topic, which concerns the social well-being of us all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412805919
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
329
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE ISSUES
Violence in the Home
PART TWO: THE VIOLENT FAMILY
The Marriage License as a Hitting License
Spare the Rod?
Kids Will Be Kids
Violence Between Brothers and Sisters
PART THREE: SOCIAL PATTERNS IN FAMILY VIOLENCE
The Social Heredity of Family Violence
Who Are the Violent Americans?
PART FOUR: SOME IMMEDIATE CAUSES
Marital Conflict and Marital Violence
Violent Families
Children, Stress, and Power
PART FIVE: THE FUTURE
The Social Causes of Family Violence
Putting the Pieces Together
Toward Reducing Family Violence
Band-Aids, Ambulances, and Solutions

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