The Social Dynamics of Family Violence

The Social Dynamics of Family Violence

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by Angela Hattery, Earl Smith
     
 

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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:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
278,790
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition

CHAPTER 1
Social Dynamics of Family Violence: Setting the Stage

CHAPTER 2
Historical Perspectives on Family Violence

CHAPTER 3
Theories for Studying Family Violence

CHAPTER 4
Methods for Studying Family Violence

CHAPTER 5
Abuse Across the Life Course: Elder Abuse

CHAPTER 6
Abuse Across the Life Course: Child Abuse

CHAPTER 7
Outcomes of Child Abuse: Increased Risk for Experiencing Violence in Adulthood

CHAPTER 8
The Economy and Intimate Partner Violence

CHAPTER 9
Cultural Factors and Intimate Partner Violence

CHAPTER 10
Religion and Family Violence

CHAPTER 11
Institutionalized Violence

CHAPTER 12
Violence in LGBTQ Families

CHAPTER 13
Prevention and Avoidance: The Early Warning Signs

CHAPTER 14
The Response to Family Violence: The Criminal Justice System and the Social Welfare System

CHAPTER 15
Where Do We Go from Here?

Appendix
Acknowledgments
Index

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