ISBN-10:
1412805910
ISBN-13:
2901412805918
Pub. Date:
04/30/2006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Behind Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family / Edition 1

Behind Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family / Edition 1

by Murray A. Straus

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901412805918
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/30/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Murray A. Straus is the founder and co-director of the Family Research Laboratory, and professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire. He has been president of the National Council on Family Relations and two other scientific societies. He is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Beating The Devil Out Of Them: Corporal Punishment in American Children; Understanding Partner Violence: Prevalence, Causes, Consequences, and Solutions; and Stress, Culture, and Aggression. In addition he has written over two hundred articles on the sociology of the family, South Asia, and rural sociology.

Richard J. Gelles is dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania, where he holds the Joanne T. and Raymond H. Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence. He is the author of The Violent Home: A Study of Physical Aggression Between Husbands and Wives, Family Violence, and Behind Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE ISSUES
Violence in the Home
PART TWO: THE VIOLENT FAMILY
The Marriage License as a Hitting License
Spare the Rod?
Kids Will Be Kids
Violence Between Brothers and Sisters
PART THREE: SOCIAL PATTERNS IN FAMILY VIOLENCE
The Social Heredity of Family Violence
Who Are the Violent Americans?
PART FOUR: SOME IMMEDIATE CAUSES
Marital Conflict and Marital Violence
Violent Families
Children, Stress, and Power
PART FIVE: THE FUTURE
The Social Causes of Family Violence
Putting the Pieces Together
Toward Reducing Family Violence
Band-Aids, Ambulances, and Solutions

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