Violence Against Women: Myths, Facts, Controversies

Violence Against Women: Myths, Facts, Controversies

by Walter S DeKeseredy

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Violence Against Women: Myths, Facts, Controversies by Walter S DeKeseredy

In Violence Against Women, award-winning author Walter S. DeKeseredy offers a passionate but well-documented sociological overview of a sobering problem. He starts by outlining the scope of the challenge and debunks current attempts to label intimate violence as gender neutral. He then lays bare the structural practices that sustain this violence, leading to a discussion of long- and short-term policies to address the issue. DeKeseredy includes an examination of male complicity and demonstrates how boys and men can change their roles. Throughout, he responds to myths that dismiss threats to women's health and safety and provides an impassioned call to action for women, men, and policymakers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442604018
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Walter S. DeKeseredy is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He has written extensively on issues of gender, violence, and rural crime. In 2008, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical Criminology.

Table of Contents


  1. What is Violence Against Women?
  2. It Often Hurts to be a Woman in Canada
  3. “But Women Do It Too!” Understanding Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships
  4. “Who Would Do Such a Thing?” Explaining Violence Against Women in Canada
  5. Why Can’t Abused Women Leave Home?
  6. The Consequences of Violence Against Women
  7. “What Can We Do?” Policy Options


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