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Women at Risk: Domestic Violence and Women's Health / Edition 1

Women at Risk: Domestic Violence and Women's Health / Edition 1

by Evan D. Stark, Anne Flitcraft
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803970412

ISBN-13: 9780803970410

Pub. Date: 03/26/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Battering by men is the most significant cause of injury to women in our society. It is also a major cause of child abuse, murder, substance abuse and female suicide attempts. This volume, the result of 15 years of research conducted by the authors - a social worker and physician respectively - explores the theoretical perspectives of this dramatic expression of

Overview

Battering by men is the most significant cause of injury to women in our society. It is also a major cause of child abuse, murder, substance abuse and female suicide attempts. This volume, the result of 15 years of research conducted by the authors - a social worker and physician respectively - explores the theoretical perspectives of this dramatic expression of male domination, together with health consequences for women and clinical interventions.

The authors found that the traditional resources women turn to for help reinforce male domination: the medical, psychiatric and behavioural problems presented by battered women arise because male strategies of coercion, isolation and control converge with discriminatory structur

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803970410
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/26/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
Medicine and Patriarchal Violence
Imagining Woman Battering
Social Knowledge, Social Theory and Patriarchal Benevolence
PART TWO: HEALTH CONSEQUENCES
Women and Children at Risk
A Feminist Perspective on Child Abuse
Killing the Beast Within
Woman Battering and Female Suicidality
Preventing Gendered Homicide
PART THREE: CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS
Personal Power and Institutional Victimization
Treating the Dual Trauma of Woman Battering
Clinical Violence Intervention
Lessons from Battered Women
Discharge Planning with Battered Woman
Physicians and Domestic Violence
Challenges for Prevention

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