Confronting Sexism and Violence against Women: A Challenge for Social Work / Edition 1

Confronting Sexism and Violence against Women: A Challenge for Social Work / Edition 1

by Karen D. Stout, Beverly McPhail
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801317576

ISBN-13: 9780801317576

Pub. Date: 02/05/1998

Publisher: Pearson

This unique text explores the multitude of ways that sexism and violence profoundly affect women's lives – from sexist language to economic inequalities to sexual harassment and assault. Each chapter includes both policy and practice implications and a continuum model pulls together the various ways women are oppressed in society.
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Overview

This unique text explores the multitude of ways that sexism and violence profoundly affect women's lives – from sexist language to economic inequalities to sexual harassment and assault. Each chapter includes both policy and practice implications and a continuum model pulls together the various ways women are oppressed in society. Poetry, editorial cartoons, women's personal accounts of violence in their lives, and interesting boxed material engage students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801317576
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/05/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1.Presenting the Continuum: A Brief Overview.

2.Women's Institutional Status.

3.Psychological Wounds.

4.Gendered Communication.

5.Economic Assault on Women.

6.Controlling Women's Bodies: Health and Reproductive Freedom.

7.Pornography and Prostitution.

8.Sexual Harassment: Assaults on Women at Work and at School.

9.Women Who Are Battered.

10.Sexual Assault.

11.Battered Women Who Kill and Femicide: The Final Acts of Violence against Women.

12.Personal and Professional Implications: A Conversation with Social Workers.

Index.

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