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 : The new South African government has pledged to ensure women a full and equal role in every aspect of the economy and society. Yet, according to the Human Rights Watch, South African women continue to face extraordinarily high levels of violence which prevent them from enjoying the rights. Victims o
Description : This is an international, comparative survey which interviews random samples of women about their experiences with male violence. The authors form a management team for the International Violence Against Women Survey (IVAWS). The primary objective of IVAWS is to investigate the level and nature of victimization of women in a number of countries worldwide This work builds on the international network and experience of the European Institute of Crime Prevention and Control (HUENI).
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.
Description : This is the first anthology to take a theoretical look at violence against women. Each essay shows how philosophy provides a powerful tool for examining a difficult and deep-rooted social problem. Stanley G. French, Wanda Teays, and Laura M. Purdy, all philosophers, present a familiar phenomenon in a new and striking fashion. The editors employ a two-tiered approach to this vital issue. Contributors consider both interpersonal violence, such as rape and battering; and also systemic violence, such as sexual harassment, pornography, prostitution, and violence in a medical context. The editors have further broadened the discussion to include such cross-cultural issues as rape in war, dowry deaths, female genital mutilation, and international policies on violence against women. Against this wide range of topics, which integrate personal perspectives with the philosophical, the contributors offer powerful analyses of the causes and effects of violence against women, as well as potential policies for effecting change.
Description : This collection of articles from development practitioners and feminist activists places violence against women, both direct and indirect, in the context of development. Violence is both a human rights issue and an obstacle to women's participation in development. Writers here focus on campaigning and advocacy work as well as work with women who have experienced violence, in countries including Russia, Guinea-Bissau, and India. The collection includes accounts of work with women who have been sexually assaulted and those who have undergone cultural practices such as female genital mutilation and early marriage.
Description : This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.
Description : Violence against women is an enduring problem around the globe, yet very few books look at the full range of men’s violences against women – perpetrated in relationships, in the family, in public spaces, and in institutions. While books that look at different types of violence, such as domestic violence, ‘honour’ based violence and rape in isolation are useful for depth, it is only by looking across these different spheres that the true extent of men’s violences against women becomes clear. This book usefully covers all of the main forms of violence against women, looking at it from a research, policy, and practice perspective. Including discussion of fifteen different types of violence against women, this book is original in offering an introduction to such a broad range of topics, and for including chapters on violences that have rarely been written about, as well as those that are more commonly discussed and those that have been sidelined in recent years. By bringing together work on violence against women committed by partners, family members, strangers, acquaintances, institutions and businesses, this book widens the lens through which we view men’s violences against women. Violence against Women is essential reading for criminologists and sociologists who want to be up to date with cutting-edge knowledge on this topic. It is also an invaluable text for those training to enter or become qualified in the specialist domestic and sexual violence sector.
Description : This four-volume set takes stock of the seismic changes in domestic violence over the last few decades, starting with explaining why and how our world is different today than when the anti-domestic violence revolution began. Contributors pay special attention to how race, class, and cultural differences affect the experience of abuse and the impact of interventions, and provide compelling real life examples to illustrate issues, responses, and the daily challenges of victims, service providers and others. Since the first battered women's shelters opened in the early l970s, the age-old prerogative for men to physically subjugate their female partners has been challenged on a number of fronts. On the ground in virtually every corner of the globe, the fight to end domestic violence consists of the proliferation of community-based services for battered women; a range of policies to combat the problem; a broad spectrum of frequently innovative programs to protect, counsel, or otherwise support abused women and their children and/or to arrest, sanction or counsel perpetrators; a dramatic shift in how the media portray violence against women; and a growing critique of values that support the exercise of unacceptable forms of power and control in relationships and families. These volumes take stock of these changes and how they affect victims, offenders, communities, and the services and systems in place to handle domestic violence when and where it happens. Our society has made an enormous investment in stopping abuse in families and relationships, but questions still remain. Are women safer today? Have legal and criminal justice reforms made perpetrators more accountable? Are Batterer Intervention Programs (BIPs) effective? Have changes in Family Court improved the prospects for women and children? How have Child Protection Services responded to the new knowledge the effects of exposure on children? How has success affected community-based shelters? What is the status of women's violence against men or same sex partners? These questions and more are answered in these pages. Expert contributors uncover the realities of domestic violence and the toll it takes on families, individuals, communities, and society at large.
Description : Violence against women permeates our society at every level, in every setting. Murder, rape, intimidation, pornography, workplace harassment, incest are all part of a general belief built into the roots of patriarchal society: Women are proper targets of male violence. The chapters in this book, contributed by some of the most prolific contemporary writers on women's issues, explore this culture of violence and oppression, examining its ideological underpinnings and its structural supports in the social, political and legal systems that protect the violent by blaming the victim.