IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES

9780761911869

Rethinking Violence against Women

by ;
  • ISBN13:

    9780761911869

  • ISBN10:

    0761911863

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-09-11
  • Publisher: Sage Publications

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $135.00 Save up to $65.40
  • Buy Used
    $101.25
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    USUALLY SHIPS IN 2-4 BUSINESS DAYS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

Summary

This cutting-edge volume advances theories, methodologies and policy analyses relating to various forms of violence against women. Topics covered include: the nature, importance and variety of cultural contexts in which violence occurs, is reproduced and may be challenged or changed; the nature and variety of sexualized violence; and a range of theoretical perspectives on perpetrators of violence.Taking an interdisciplinary focus on issues that affect community and state responses, the book includes individual accounts, and incorporates themes related to authority, sexual proprietariness, asymmetry of violence, socialization, patterns and deviations of victims and offenders, and social and cultural contexts.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
1. Cross-Border Encounters: Challenges and Opportunities
1(22)
Rebecca Emerson Dobash
Russell P. Dobash
Violence(s), Concepts, and Definitions
4(2)
Working Across Disciplines
6(2)
Methods of Study
8(1)
The Importance of Context
9(1)
The Extent of Violence Against Women
10(1)
Physical and Sexual Attacks on the Body: Definitions of "What Counts," "Marking" the Body, and "Making" the Person
11(3)
Intimate Violence in the Context of Violence in the Wider Society
14(1)
The Violent Event, Masculinity, and the Context of Male Culture
15(1)
Constructing Gender Through Violence, Enacting Gender Through Violence
16(7)
2. Rethinking Survey Research on Violence Against Women
23(30)
Holly Johnson
Traditional Crime-Victim Surveys
25(1)
The Conflict Tactics Approach
26(3)
The Violence Against Women Survey
29(5)
Constructing Definitions of Violence
34(3)
The Prevalence of Violence Against Women
37(4)
Test of a Theory of Assaults on Wives
41(9)
Summary
50(3)
3. Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls: An Approach to an International Overview
53(24)
Liz Kelly
Jill Radford
Emergence and Development of Issues
54(2)
Definitions
56(7)
Power and Male Domination
63(1)
Offenders and Male Sexual Aggression
64(3)
Impacts and Consequences
67(3)
Institutional and Social Responses
70(3)
Normalization and Resistance
73(4)
4. Violence Embodied? Circumcision, Gender Politics, and Cultural Aesthetics
77(34)
Janice Boddy
Practices and the Literature
81(12)
Marriageability and Identity: Toward a Concept of Embodiment
93(4)
On the Politics of Aesthetics
97(11)
Conclusion
108(3)
5. Violence Against Women in Societies Under Stress
111(30)
Monica McWilliams
What Constitutes Violence Against Women in Conflictual Societies?
112(2)
Violence Against Women in Conflict Situations
114(5)
Violence Against Women in the Family
119(10)
Political Conflict and Domestic Violence: The Example of Northern Ireland
129(8)
Conclusion
137(4)
6. Violent Men and Violent Contexts
141(28)
Rebecca Emerson Dobash
Russell P. Dobash
Violent Acts and Violent Actors
143(12)
The Constellation of Violence: Violence, Injuries, and Controlling Behaviors
155(9)
Men, Masculine Identity, and Violence
164(5)
7. The Hand That Strikes and Comforts: Gender Construction and the Tension Between Body and Symbol
169(30)
Eva Lundgren
The Symbols of Violence or the Aesthetics of the Gender Battle? A Symbolic Field Based on Bodily Movement and Contact
171(7)
The Masculine Symbolic Trinity: The Hand, the Strap, and the Phallus
178(2)
Women's Sexual Morphology of Touch as a Symbolic Basis
180(3)
Striking and Comforting--or the Hand as a Constitutive Category
183(2)
A Violent Sex Life: Regulative Flexibility and Basic Constitutive Patterns
185(3)
"The Stone" and "The Sea": "Different" or "The Same"?
188(1)
"Different" Contents--"The Same" Function?
189(2)
The Division Between the Bodily and the Symbolic "Self"--The Strategy of the Abused Woman
191(3)
The Body as a Category for Change?
194(2)
Conclusion: A More Open Approach to Gender Theory?
196(3)
8. Lethal and Nonlethal Violence Against Wives and the Evolutionary Psychology of Male Sexual Proprietariness
199(32)
Margo Wilson
Martin Daly
Psychological Links Between Sexual Proprietariness and Violence
202(5)
An Evolutionary Psychological Framework for Understanding Links Between Male Sexual Proprietariness and Violence Against Wives
207(7)
Hypotheses About Patterned Variations in Male Sexual Proprietariness and Violence
214(10)
Violence Against Wives and Children
224(4)
Concluding Remarks
228(3)
References 231(20)
Index 251(20)
About the Editors 271(2)
About the Contributors 273

Rewards Program

Write a Review