The Social Dynamics of Family Violence

The Social Dynamics of Family Violence

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by Angela Hattery, Earl Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813344638

ISBN-13: 9780813344638

Pub. Date: 03/06/2012

Publisher: Westview Press

 

This compelling new text explores family violence throughout the life course, with special attention to the social character and institutional causes of family violence. From child abuse and neglect to intimate partner violence and elder abuse, Hattery and Smith ask students to consider how social inequality, especially gender inequality, contributes to

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This compelling new text explores family violence throughout the life course, with special attention to the social character and institutional causes of family violence. From child abuse and neglect to intimate partner violence and elder abuse, Hattery and Smith ask students to consider how social inequality, especially gender inequality, contributes to tensions and explosive tendencies in family settings. Students learn about individual preventative measures and are also invited to question the justice of our current social structure, with implications for social policy and reorganization. Hattery and Smith pepper the text with evocative case studies from their own research and illuminating stories published in mainstream media. Unique coverage of same-sex couples and multicultural couples, as well as of theory and methods, make this text an essential element of any course considering the sociology of family violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813344638
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
147,062
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Social Dynamics of Family Violence: Setting the Stage
2. Historical Perspectives on Family Violence
3. Theories for Studying Family Violence
4. Methods for Studying Family Violence
5. Abuse Across the Life Course: Elder Abuse
6. Abuse Across the Life Course: Child Abuse
7. Outcomes of Child Abuse: Increased Risk for Experiencing Violence in Adulthood
8. The Economy and Intimate Partner Violence
9. Cultural Factors and Intimate Partner Violence
10. Religion and Family Violence
11. Institutionalized Violence
12. Violence in LGBTQ Families
13. Prevention and Avoidance: The Early Warning Signs
14. The Response to Family Violence: The Criminal Justice System and the Social Welfare System
15. Where Do We Go from Here?

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