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Feminist Perspectives on Wife Abuse : Sage Focus Editions (Paperback) - Kersti Yllo

Feminist Perspectives on Wife Abuse

Sage Focus Editions (Paperback)

By: Kersti Yllo (Editor), Michele Bograd (Editor)

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Published: 1st June 1988
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Why do men batter their wives? How do women define their experiences of violence? Is wife abuse related to child abuse? How do medical authorities react to wife abuse? This unique volume brings together well-known academics, activists and clinicians who approach these questions from a distinctly feminist perspective. They critically analyze lay and academic theories of wife abuse in order to develop theories that more accurately reflect the experiences of women.

Foreword
Introduction
Feminist Perspectives on Wife Abuse
The Politics of Research
Political and Methodological Debates in Wife Abuse Research
Research as Social Action
The Struggle for Battered Women
Fear of Crime and the Myth of the Safe Home
A Feminist Critique of Criminology
Feminist Research
Wife Abuse, Husband Abuse, or Mutual Combat? A Feminist Perspective on the Empirical Findings
How Women Define Their Experiences of Violence
Why do Men Batter Their Wives?
On the Relationship between Wife-Beating and Child Abuse
Rethinking Clinical Approaches
Treatment Models of Men Who Batter
A Profeminist Analysis
Battered or Schizophrenic? Psychological Tests Can't Tell
Survivors of Terror
Battered Women, Hostages and the Stockholm Syndrome
Beyond the 'Duty to Warn'
A Therapist's 'Duty to Protect' Battered Women and Children
Not so Benign Neglect
The Medical Response to Battering
Building Bridges: Theory and Practice, Academics and Activists
Collaborative Feminist Research and Myth of Objectivity
Integrating Feminist Theory and Practice
The Challenge of the Battered Women's Movement
Building Bridges between Activists, Professionals and Researchers
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ISBN: 9780803930537
ISBN-10: 0803930534
Series: Sage Focus Editions (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st June 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.72 x 14.15  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.46