Sourcebook on Violence Against Women / Edition 2

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Offering current research and reflections on violence against women

The new edition of this vital resource provides extensive coverage of the current state of research, theory, prevention, and intervention regarding violence against women. Each of the 18 chapters belongs to one of three parts: theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women, types of violence against women, or prevention and direct intervention. The editors and contributing authors have crafted their work to encourage discussion and debate and also to address issues of diversity and cultural contexts, as well as to examine inequalities of race and ethnicity, social class, physical ability, sexual orientation, and geographic location.

Intended Audience

This volume is intended for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in Violence Against Women, Family Violence (Domestic Violence, Intimate Violence, Interpersonal Violence), and Violent Crime.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412971669
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 405,446
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Claire M. Renzetti is Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair for Studies of Violence Against Women in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky. She was Professor of Sociology at the University of Dayton from 2006-2010. She is editor of the international, interdisciplinary journal, Violence Against Women; co-editor with Jeffrey Edleson of the Interpersonal Violence book series for Oxford University Press; and editor of the Gender, Crime and Law book series for Northeastern University Press. She has authored or edited 16 books as well as numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals. Much of her research has focused on the violent victimization experiences of economically marginalized women living in public housing developments. She is currently conducting an ethnography of faith-based organizations involved in anti-trafficking work, a national study of the relationship between religiosity and intimate partner violence, and a survey of NGOs providing services to trafficking victims. Dr. Renzetti has held elected and appointed positions on the governing bodies of several national professional organizations, including the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Eastern Sociological Society, and Alpha Kappa Delta, the sociological honors society. She is the 2009 recipient of the Saltzman Award for Contributions to Practice, awarded by the Women and Crime Division of the American Society of Criminology, and the 2011 recipient of the Lee Founders Award, from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph D, is Dean and Professor in the University of California, Berkeley's School of Social Welfare. He is Professor Emeritus in the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and founding director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. He has published more than 120 articles and 12 books on domestic violence, group work, and program evaluation. Edleson served on the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

Raquel Kennedy Bergen, Raquel Kennedy Bergen is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the author or co-author of numerous scholarly publications and seven books on violence against women including, Wife Rape: Understanding the Response of Survivors and Service Providers; and Issues in Intimate Violence. With Claire Renzetti and Jeff Edleson she edited, Sourcebook on Violence Against Women and Violence Against Women: Classic Statements. She has served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission since 2004 when she was appointed by Governor Edward G. Rendell. She has volunteered as an advocate for battered women and sexual assault survivors for the past 21 years. Her current research explores women’s experiences of sexual and physical violence during pregnancy.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition Senator Amy Klobuchar Senator Al Franken ix

Foreword to the First Edition Senator Paul D. Wellstone Sheila Wellstone xi

Preface Claire M. Renzetti Jeffrey L. Edleson Raquel Kennedy Bergen xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Part I Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Researching Violence Against Women 1

1 Theoretical and Definitional Issues in Violence Against Women Walter S. DeKeseredy Martin D. Schwartz 3

Personal Reflection: Evan Stark 21

2 Research Methods, Measures, and Ethics Véronique Jaquier Holly Johnson Bonnie S. Fisher 23

Personal Reflection Ronet Bachman 46

3 Assessing Violence Against Women in Practice Settings: Processes and Tools Practitioners Can Use Sherry Hamby Sarah L. Cook 49

Personal Reflection Mary Ann Dutton 71

Part II Types of Violence Against Women 73

4 Sexual Harassment: Violence Against Women at Work and in Schools Phoebe Morgan James E. Gruber 75

Personal Reflection Nan Stein 93

5 Defining the Scope of Sexual Violence Against Women Rebecca Campbell Stephanie M. Townsend 95

Personal Reflection Carolyn West 109

6 Intimate Partner Violence Against Women Kathleen C. Basile Michele C. Black 111

Personal Reflection Barbara Hart 131

7 Pornography Ana J. Bridges Robert Jensen 133

Personal Reflection Gail Dines 148

8 Cultural Issues in Violence Against Women Lisa Aronson Fontes Kathy A. McCloskey 151

Personal Reflection Anita Raj 168

9 Economic Issues and Intimate Partner Violence Claire M. Renzetti 171

Personal Reflection Jill Davies 188

Part III Prevention and Direct Intervention 189

10 State, National, and International Legal Initiatives to Address Violence Against Women: A Survey Leigh Goodmark 191

Personal Reflection Kiersten Stewart 207

11 Primary Prevention Corrine Meltzer Graffunder Rebecca Cline Karen G. Lane 209

Personal Reflection Esta Soler 225

12 Sexual Assault Services Raquel Kennedy Bergen Shana L. Maier 227

Personal Reflection Pamela Teaster 243

13 An Overview of Community-Based Services for Battered Women Nicole E. Allen Sadie E. Larsen Angela L. Walden 245

Personal Reflection Valli Kalei Kanuha 264

14 Violence Against Women and the Criminal Justice Response Susan L. Miller LeeAnn Iovanni Kathleen D. Kelley 267

Personal Reflection Kathleen Ferraro 286

15 Health Care for Survivors of Partner and Sexual Violence Rebecca J. Macy Dania M. Ermentrout Natalie B. Johns 289

Personal Reflection Ann Coker 307

16 Faith-Based Programs and Interventions Tameka L. Gillum Shondrah Tarrezz Nash 309

Personal Reflection Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune 324

17 School-Based Dating Violence Prevention: From Single Events to Evaluated, Integrated Programming Claire V. Crooks Peter G. Jaffe David A. Wolfe Ray Hughes Debbie Chiodo 327

Personal Reflection Jackson Katz 347

18 Intervening With Men for Violence Prevention Richard M. Tolman Jeffrey L. Edleson 351

Personal Reflection Edward Gondolf 368

Author Index 371

Subject Index 391

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