ISBN-10:
0252071751
ISBN-13:
9780252071751
Pub. Date:
03/09/2004
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Domestic Tyranny: The Making of Social Policy Against Family Violence from Colonial Times to the Present / Edition 1

Domestic Tyranny: The Making of Social Policy Against Family Violence from Colonial Times to the Present / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Pleck

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Domestic Tyranny: The Making of Social Policy Against Family Violence from Colonial Times to the Present / Edition 1

Elizabeth Pleck's Domestic Tyranny chronicles the rise and demise of legal, political, and medical campaigns against domestic violence from colonial times to the present. Based on in-depth research into court records, newspaper accounts, and autobiographies, this book argues that the single most consistent barrier to reform against domestic violence has been the Family Ideal -- that is, ideas about family privacy, conjugal and parental rights, and family stability. This edition features a new introduction surveying the multinational and cultural themes now present in recent historical writing about family violence.

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ISBN-13: 9780252071751
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 03/09/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction to the Illinois Editionix
Introduction3
IReform of the Moral Code
1.Wicked Carriage17
2.Parental Tyranny34
3.The Drunkard's Wife49
IIReform of the Criminal Law
4.Protecting the Innocents69
5.The Pure Woman and the Brutish Man88
6.Bringing Back the Whipping Post108
IIIReform, the Psyche, and the State
7.The Socialized Courts125
8.Psychiatry Takes Control145
9.The Pediatric Awakening164
10.Assault at Home182
11.Epilogue201
Appendix APatterns of Childhood Punishment205
Appendix BChanges in the Incidence of Family Murder217
Notes227
Index267

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