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Overview

Why do men batter their wives? How do women define their experiences of violence? Is wife abuse related to child abuse? How do medical authorities react to wife abuse? This unique volume brings together well-known academics, activists and clinicians who approach these questions from a distinctly feminist perspective. They critically analyze lay and academic theories of wife abuse in order to develop theories that more accurately reflect the experiences of women.
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An engaging collection of articles by feminist sociologists, psychologists, therapists, and activists who question traditional research methods and theories, confront the male power structure, and ask in new ways, "Why do men beat the women they say they love?"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803930537
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/1988
  • Series: Sage Focus Editions Series , #93
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Lenore Walker
Introduction - Michele Bograd
Feminist Perspectives on Wife Abuse
PART ONE: THE POLITICS OF RESEARCH
Political and Methodological Debates in Wife Abuse Research - Kersti Yllö
Research as Social Action - R Emerson Dobash and Russell P Dobash
The Struggle for Battered Women
Fear of Crime and the Myth of the Safe Home - Elizabeth A Stanko
A Feminist Critique of Criminology
PART TWO: FEMINIST RESEARCH
Wife Abuse, Husband Abuse, or Mutual Combat? A Feminist Perspective on the Empirical Findings - Daniel G Saunders
How Women Define Their Experiences of Violence - Liz Kelly
Why do Men Batter Their Wives? - James Ptacek
On the Relationship between Wife-Beating and Child Abuse - Lee H Bowker, Michelle Arbitell and J Richard McFerron
PART THREE: RETHINKING CLINICAL APPROACHES
Treatment Models of Men Who Batter - David Adams
A Profeminist Analysis
Battered or Schizophrenic? Psychological Tests Can't Tell - Lynne Bravo Rosewater
Survivors of Terror - Dee L R Graham, Edna Rawlings and Nelly Rimini
Battered Women, Hostages and the Stockholm Syndrome
Beyond the 'Duty to Warn' - Barbara Hart
A Therapist's 'Duty to Protect' Battered Women and Children
Not so Benign Neglect - Demie Kurtz and Evan Stark
The Medical Response to Battering
PART FOUR: BUILDING BRIDGES: THEORY AND PRACTICE, ACADEMICS AND ACTIVISTS
Collaborative Feminist Research and Myth of Objectivity - Lee Ann Hoff
Integrating Feminist Theory and Practice - Ellen Pence and Melanie Shepard
The Challenge of the Battered Women's Movement
Building Bridges between Activists, Professionals and Researchers - Susan Schecter
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