Sourcebook on Violence Against Women

Sourcebook on Violence Against Women

Second Edition

© 2011 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc


Offering current research and reflections on violence against women

The new edition of this vital resource provides extensive coverage of the current state of research, theory, prevention, and intervention regarding violence against women. Each of the 18 chapters belongs to one of three parts: theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women, types of violence against women, or prevention and direct intervention. The editors and contributing authors have crafted their work to encourage discussion and debate and also to address issues of diversity and cultural contexts, as well as to examine inequalities of race and ethnicity, social class, physical ability, sexual orientation, and geographic location.

Intended Audience

This volume is intended for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in Violence Against Women, Family Violence (Domestic Violence, Intimate Violence, Interpersonal Violence), and Violent Crime.

Foreword to the Second Edition
Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Al Franken  
Foreword to the First Edition
Senator Paul D. Wellstone and Sheila Wellstone  
Claire Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edleson, Raquel Kennedy Bergen
Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edleson, and Raquel Kennedy Bergen  
Chapter 1. Theoretical and Definitional Issues in Violence Against Women
Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz  
Personal Reflection: Evan Stark  
Chapter 2. Research Methods, Measures, and Ethics
Véronique Jaquier, Holly Johnson, and Bonnie S. Fisher  
Personal Reflection: Ronet Bachman  
Chapter 3. Assessing Violence Against Women in Practice Settings: Processes and Tools Practitioners Can Use
Sherry Hamby and Sarah L. Cook  
Personal Reflection: Mary Ann Dutton  
Chapter 4. Sexual Harassment: Violence Against Women at Work and in Schools
Phoebe Morgan and James C. Gruber  
Personal Reflection: Nan Stein  
Chapter 5. Defining the Scope of Sexual Violence Against Women
Rebecca Campbell and Stephanie M. Townsend  
Personal Reflection: Carolyn West  
Chapter 6. Intimate Partner Violence Against Women
Kathleen C. Basile and Michele C. Black  
Personal Reflection: Barbara Hart  
Chapter 7. Pornography
Ana J. Bridges and Robert Jensen  
Personal Reflection: Gail Dines  
Chapter 8. Cultural Issues in Violence Against Women
Lisa Aronson Fontes and Kathy A. McCloskey  
Personal Reflection: Anita Raj  
Chapter 9. Economic Issues and Intimate Partner Violence
Claire M. Renzetti  
Personal Reflection: Jill Davies  
Chapter 10. State, National, and International Legal Initiatives to Address Violence Against Women: A Survey
Leigh Goodmark  
Personal Reflection: Kiersten Stewart  
Chapter 11. Primary Prevention
Corrine Meltzer Graffunder, Rebecca Cline, and Karen G. Lane  
Personal Reflection: Esta Soler  
Chapter 12. Sexual Assault Services
Raquel Kennedy Bergen and Shana L. Maier  
Personal Reflection: Pamela Teaster  
Chapter 13. An Overview of Community-Based Services for Battered Women
Nicole E. Allen, Sadie E. Larsen, and Angela L. Walden  
Personal Reflection: Valli Kalei Kanuha  
Chapter 14. Violence Against Women and the Criminal Justice Response
Susan L. Miller, LeeAnn Iovanni, and Kathleen D. Kelley  
Personal Reflection: Kathleen Ferraro  
Chapter 15. Health Care for Survivors of Partner and Sexual Violence
Rebecca J. Macy, Dania M. Ermentrout, and Natalie B. Johns  
Personal Reflection: Ann Coker  
Chapter 16. Faith-Based Programs and Interventions
Tameka L. Gillum and Shondrah Tarrezz Nash  
Personal Reflection: Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune  
Chapter 17. School-Based Dating Violence Prevention: From Single Events to Evaluated, Integrated Programming
Claire V. Crooks, Peter G. Jaffe, David A. Wolfe, Ray Hughes, and Debbie Chiodo  
Personal Reflection: Jackson Katz  
Chapter 18. Intervening With Men for Violence Prevention
Richard M. Tolman and Jeffrey L. Edleson  
Personal Reflection: Edward Gondolf  
Author Index
Subject Index

This excellent book provides a good framework for students requiring an overview of the key issues surrounding domestic abuse

Dr Suzanne Martin
Dpt of Social, Therapeutic & Community, Goldsmiths College
February 23, 2015

Very useful book providing a great overview of key issues in the Violence against women field. We will recommend this as recommended reading for our accredited courses.

Miss Joanna Sharpen
Children and young people's project, AVA (against violence and abuse)
April 17, 2014

A very useful and practical resource encompassing theoretical and practitioner perspectives - excellent for stimulating debate and conversation in seminars and workshops. US context transposes well to the UK.

Applied Social Science (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
September 18, 2013

This is the definitive text on VAW issues and research.

I've used this text for 2 semesters, and will use it again Spring 2014

Dr Susan Long
Psychology Dept, Lake Forest College
March 19, 2013

The book is too technical on social science issues and therefore not very interesting for a women's human rights course. However, the autobiographical reflection pieces might be useful as exercises for students.

Dr Ekaterina Yahyaoui
Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway
January 16, 2013
Key features

Key Updates to This Edition

  • A new and autobiographical Reflections piece appears at the end of each chapter.
  • Six completely new chapters address new and emerging topics, including assessment (Chapter 3), sexual harassment (Chapter 4), the effects of pornography (Chapter 7), cross-cultural issues (Chapter 8), the role of the economy (Chapter 9), primary prevention (Chapter 11), and school-based programs and interventions. Another recent subject the authors include is the role of faith-based initiatives.
  • The book's foreword is jointly written by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D—MN) and Al Franken (D—MN), both Congressional advocates on behalf of victims of violence against women.

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