Description : The Third Edition of the comprehensive Sourcebook on Violence Against Women by Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edleson, and Raquel Kennedy Bergen covers the current state of research, theory, prevention, and intervention regarding violence against women. The book’s 15 chapters are divided into three parts: theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women; types of violence against women; and, new to this edition, programs that work. Featuring new chapters, pedagogy, sections on controversies in the field, and autobiographical essays by leaders in grassroots anti-violence work, the Third Edition has been designed to encourage discussion and debate, to address issues of diversity and cultural contexts, and to examine inequalities of race and ethnicity, social class, physical ability, sexual orientation, and geographic location.
Description : Designed to advance knowledge about violence against women and to serve as an inspiration to those studying or working in the field, this companion reader's 20 original articles focus first on theoretical and methodological issues, then on types of violence against women, and finally on prevention and direct intervention. Readers will find a wide range of articles that draw attention to the global dimensions of violence against women and the importance of taking into account political, economic, and cultural differences across diverse groups of people. While the book's articles are designed as companion pieces to the chapters in the Second Edition of the Sourcebook, this reader may also be used as a stand-alone text by those researching specific topics, such as diversity issues, conducting trainings, or teaching advanced courses, such as international social work.
Description : Violence against women and children has reached epidemic proportions. It cuts across all economic strata and is found in our urban centers and the farthest corners of the nation. This is the only sourcebook on domestic violence for clergy and counselors.
Description : This volume provides the basis for understanding a wide range of interpersonal violence: child abuse; incest; violence in heterosexual, gay and lesbian relationships; acquaintance rape; wife abuse and rape; and elder abuse. There is no single accepted explanation for interpersonal violence, and the chapters reflect this by representing a number of disciplines from both theoretical and applied viewpoints. Many chapters take a feminist perspective, addressing the gendered nature of violence.
Description : With expertise and sensitivity, the author of this accessibly written volume addresses a real but long-neglected problem: the pain and humiliation of sexual assault suffered by many women at the hands of their partners. Extensive gathering of personal testimony from survivors, together with interviews with service providers, bears witness to a lack of validation and insufficient assistance currently available for such women. This volume gives hope to survivors and provides critical information for service providers to gain a better understanding of the seriousness of the problem.
Description : This is an edited volume of 12 articles previously published in Social Problems that may be considered among the most influential in the development of the sociological study of violence against women.
Description : Helps Students Relate Concepts of Diversity to their own Lives Understanding Diversity, 1/e by Claire M. Renzetti and Raquel M. Kennedy-Bergen is composed of original contributions written by both well-known sociologists as well as newer voices whose cutting edge work is likely to significantly impact the field. Readers will find it easy to relate to this title, as every topic has been chosen based on its relevancy to college students. Students will emerge with an understanding of how the intersecting inequalities of race, gender, social class, sexuality, age, immigration status, and geographic location influence how various problems are socially and politically framed, and how they are differentially experienced.
Description : Too often, practitioners go about their work without a comprehensive and integrated understanding of how their work can enhance and coordinate with the work of others. This comprehensive volume provides a concise overview for practitioners of current theory and intervention. The authors present the multiple factors (individual and social-cultural) that contribute to the onset and continuation of domestic violence and provide an ecological approach to working with men who batter. Major themes focus on criteria for successful intervention: men's treatment groups, working with their families, and working within the criminal justice system. Chapters describe cognitive and behavioral-based treatment procedures and practical issues involved in conducting couple intervention. Moreover, the ecological approach taken in this volume calls for interventions at multiple levels of social organization, including criminal-justice interventions which have only recently been established in this country. Sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences is also discussed. Intervention for Men Who Batter is aimed at practitioners and policy makers who seek an overall framework and set of intervention models to draw upon when designing new efforts in their own communities. Students of victimology, social work, clinical psychology, criminology, sociology, gender studies, and family studies will also find this an invaluable resource. "In Intervention for Men who Batter, Drs. Edleson and Tolman provide practitioners and policymakers with a comprehensive, multisystem framework for understanding the causes and consequences of woman abuse and empirically based intervention strategies to treat it. . . . The authors have written a comprehensive overview of the male battering literature which they communicate in a clear, well-organized way. I would recommend this book highly . . . as a beginning foray into the male battering literature, particularly those workers who are interested in strengthening their group work skills. The more sophisticated social worker will find the bibliography helpful for referencing the empirical and theoretical studies that provide the foundation that this important body of work is based upon." --Andrew W. Safyer, Boston University "The authors show all the individual and social-cultural factors that contribute to and support men who batter their intimate partners. They then explain what is needed to stop the abuse, including community intervention projects. The book presents cutting-edge ideas." --The Women's Advocate "I have now obtained your book and found it very useful--we are recommending it to students. Congratulations on a clear, concise, useful and thoughtful summary." --Gabrielle Maxwell, Office of the Commissioner for Children Wellington, New Zealand ABOUT THE SERIES: "A project with an exciting blend of scholarship and practical expertise." --David Finkelhor, University of New Hampshire
Description : The innovative character of the battered women's movement is evident in countries around the world. Providing an integrated and balanced view of the many facets of this international problem, Future Interventions with Battered Women and Their Families critically examines the progress made and assesses the strategies for the future. This much-needed volume addresses the surge of efforts in the battered women's movement while challenging the reader to reflect, assimilate, and take action. An outstanding group of experts from around the globe studies important features of the movement, including --the way in which different societies define the problem --global organizing efforts to end violence against women --innovative strategies to organize informal social networks --new interventions to assist victims/survivors, perpetrators, and their children --practice research that informs intervention Future Interventions with Battered Women and Their Families provides diverse perspectives and directions for the movement that will influence a wide range of professionals serving battered women and their families, including medical and mental health professionals, battered women's advocates, legal and law enforcement professionals, policymakers, and students in social work, psychology, counseling psychology, and women's studies.
Description : 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.