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Issues in Intimate Violence
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Issues in Intimate Violence

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© 1998 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Designed specifically for undergraduate students, Issues in Intimate Violence provides a comprehensive and accessible anthology that prepares the foundation for understanding a wide range of violence that commonly occurs in families and between intimates. This collection of 22 scholarly yet readable chapters represents a variety of disciplines from both a theoretical and an applied approach. Many articles offer a feminist perspective that addresses the gendered nature of violence and the consequences of power inequality in our society. Created to make learning about intimate violence an accessible and cohesive process, each section is introduced by editor Raquel Kennedy Bergen and concludes with discussion questions.

A variety of violence topics are included:

  • Child abuse
  • Incest
  • Violence in heterosexual dating relationships
  • Violence in gay and lesbian relationships
  • Acquaintance rape
  • Wife abuse and wife rape
  • Elder abuse

While primarily directed to undergraduate students, this book is also well-suited for similar courses at the graduate level and will appeal to anyone working with survivors of intimate violence as well as the interested lay reader.

 
Intimate Violence
A Brief Introduction  
 
PART ONE: CHILD ABUSE
Richard J Gelles
The Youngest Victims
Violence towards Children  
Evan Stark and Anne Flitcraft
Women and Children at Risk
A Feminist Perspective on Child Abuse  
 
Questions for Discussion
 
PART TWO: INCEST
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and Roberta Marshall
Sexual Victimization of Children
Incest and Child Sexual Abuse  
Diana Russell
The Making of a Whore
 
Questions for Discussion
 
PART THREE: VIOLENCE IN DATING RELATIONSHIPS
Walter S DeKeseredy and Martin D Schwartz
Male Peer Support and Woman Abuse in Postsecondary School Courtship
Suggestions for New Directions in Sociological Research  
Dawn H Currie
Violent Men or Violent Women? Whose Definition Counts?
 
Questions for Discussion
 
PART FOUR: VIOLENCE IN GAY AND LESBIAN RELATIONSHIPS
Claire M Renzetti
Violence and Abuse in Lesbian Relationships
Theoretical and Empirical Issues  
Gregory S Merrill
Understanding Domestic Violence among Gay and Bisexual Men
 
Questions for Discussion
 
PART FIVE: ACQUAINTANCE RAPE
Mary P Koss and Sarah L Cook
Facing the Facts
Date and Acquaintance Rape Are Significant Problems for Women  
Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert A Hummer
Fraternities and Rape on Campus
Jeffrey Benedict and Alan Klein
Arrest and Conviction Rates for Athletes Accused of Sexual Assault
 
Questions for Discussion
 
PART SIX: WIFE ABUSE
James Ptacek
Why Do Men Batter Their Wives?
Demie Kurz
Old Problems and New Directions in the Study of Violence against Women
Shamita Das Dasgupta
Women's Realities
Defining Violence against Women by Immigration, Race and Class  
 
Questions for Discussion
 
PART SEVEN: WIFE RAPE
Patricia Peacock
Marital Rape
Raquel Kennedy Bergen
The Reality of Wife Rape
Women's Experiences of Sexual Violence in Marriage  
 
Questions for Discussion
 
PART EIGHT: ELDER ABUSE
Karl Pillemer and J Jill Suitor
Violence and Violent Feelings
What Causes Them among Family Caregivers?  
Linner Ward Griffin, Oliver J Williams, and Joyce G Reed
Abuse of African American Elders
 
Questions for Discussion

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