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Feminist Perspectives on Wife Abuse
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Feminist Perspectives on Wife Abuse

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Volume: 93
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Domestic Violence

June 1988 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
Lenore Walker
Foreword
Michele Bograd
Introduction
Feminist Perspectives on Wife Abuse  
 
PART ONE: THE POLITICS OF RESEARCH
Kersti Yllö
Political and Methodological Debates in Wife Abuse Research
R Emerson Dobash and Russell P Dobash
Research as Social Action
The Struggle for Battered Women  
Elizabeth A Stanko
Fear of Crime and the Myth of the Safe Home
A Feminist Critique of Criminology  
 
PART TWO: FEMINIST RESEARCH
Daniel G Saunders
Wife Abuse, Husband Abuse, or Mutual Combat? A Feminist Perspective on the Empirical Findings
Liz Kelly
How Women Define Their Experiences of Violence
James Ptacek
Why do Men Batter Their Wives?
Lee H Bowker, Michelle Arbitell and J Richard McFerron
On the Relationship between Wife-Beating and Child Abuse
 
PART THREE: RETHINKING CLINICAL APPROACHES
David Adams
Treatment Models of Men Who Batter
A Profeminist Analysis  
Lynne Bravo Rosewater
Battered or Schizophrenic? Psychological Tests Can't Tell
Dee L R Graham, Edna Rawlings and Nelly Rimini
Survivors of Terror
Battered Women, Hostages and the Stockholm Syndrome  
Barbara Hart
Beyond the `Duty to Warn'
A Therapist's `Duty to Protect' Battered Women and Children  
Demie Kurtz and Evan Stark
Not so Benign Neglect
The Medical Response to Battering  
 
PART FOUR: BUILDING BRIDGES: THEORY AND PRACTICE, ACADEMICS AND ACTIVISTS
Lee Ann Hoff
Collaborative Feminist Research and Myth of Objectivity
Ellen Pence and Melanie Shepard
Integrating Feminist Theory and Practice
The Challenge of the Battered Women's Movement  
Susan Schecter
Building Bridges between Activists, Professionals and Researchers

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