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Family Violence in Cross-Cultural Perspective
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Family Violence in Cross-Cultural Perspective



April 1989 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Levinson's study of family violence breaks new ground by taking a global perspective of this social ill. He uses ethnographic work on 90 societies to analyse the incidence, causes and correlates of family violence. Through the use of both quantitative analysis and ethnographic description, he tests the efficacy of various current theories against world-wide family violence data. Among the author's more important conclusions are that women's economic equality and independence reduces family violence and that family violence is clearly correlated with more general violence in a society.
H Russell Bernard
Foreword
 
Introduction
 
Varieties of Family Violence
 
Family Violence and Other Types of Violence
 
Social Structure and Family Violence
 
Wife Beating and Sexual Inequality
 
Pulling the Pieces Together
 
Prevention and Control

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ISBN: 9780803930766
£65.00