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Overview

This cutting-edge volume advances theories, methodologies and policy analyses relating to various forms of violence against women. Topics covered include: the nature, importance and variety of cultural contexts in which violence occurs, is reproduced and may be challenged or changed; the nature and variety of sexualized violence; and a range of theoretical perspectives on perpetrators of violence.

Taking an interdisciplinary focus on issues that affect community and state responses, the book includes individual accounts, and incorporates themes related to authority, sexual proprietariness, asymmetry of violence, socialization, patterns and deviations of victims and offenders, and social and cultural contexts.

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Papers from two workshops sponsored by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, held in 1993 and 1995, advance theories, methodologies, and policy analyses relating to various forms of violence against women. Contributors include anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, sociologists, and historians, examining cultural contexts in which violence occurs, the nature of sexualized violence, and theoretical perspectives on perpetrators of violence. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761911876
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/11/1998
  • Series: SAGE Series on Violence against Women Series , #9
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Cross-Border Encounters - R E Dobash and R P Dobash
Challenges and Opportunities
Rethinking Survey Research on Violence against Women - H Johnson
Sexual Violence against Women and Girls - L Kelly and J Radford
An Approach to an International Overview
Violence Embodied - J Boddy
Circumcision, Gender Politics and Cultural Aesthetics
Violence against Women in Societies under Stress - M McWilliams
Violent Men and Violent Contexts - R E Dobash and R P Dobash
The Hand That Strikes and Comforts - E Lundgren
Gender Construction and the Tension between Body and Symbol
Lethal and Non-Lethal Violence against Wives and the Evolutionary Psychology of Male Sexual Proprietariness - M Wilson and M Daly
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