Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective

FAMILY VIOLENCE AND ABUSE IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY of consensus about “ harm ” are among the dilemmas facing human service workers and medical and legal authorities whose responsibilities include providing services to , and protecting ...

Author: Kathleen Malley-Morrison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761925965

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 315

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'Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective' helps students understand the complexities of defining, measuring and preventing relationship abuse from a perspective that accurately reflects contemporary cultural diversity within the USA.

Family Violence in Cross Cultural Perspective

Levinson's study of family violence breaks new ground by taking a global perspective of this social ill.

Author: David Levinson

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated


Category: Psychology

Page: 156

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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.

Family Violence in the United States

forced to concentrate on violence in their nonmarital intimate relationships, and research typically does not distinguish ... When writing that book, Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective, we became so involved in the research that ...

Author: Denise A. Hines

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412989000

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 576

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"Thought-provoking and insightful, this book encourages readers to question assumptions, evaluate information, formulate hypotheses, and design solutions to problems of family violence in the United States. Using an ecological framework, the authors engage readers in an informative discussion on the most well recognized forms of maltreatment in families, as well as on less understood and more controversial forms, such as maltreatment of male partners, of parents, and within LGBT relationships. Rich in useful scholarly references and practical case materials, the book also reviews and evaluates major efforts at intervention and prevention." --

International Perspectives on Family Violence and Abuse

Family violence in cross-cultural perspective. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. Liu, M., & Chan, C. (1999). Enduring violence and staying in marriage: Stories of battered women in rural China. Violence Against Women, 5, 1469–1492.

Author: Kathleen Malley-Morrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113563386X

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

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In this book, in which definitions and examples of abuse from men and women from every continent and a very diverse set of backgrounds are considered. The volume provides information on the extent to which family violence is a recognized problem in each country, research findings available on different forms of family violence, and information on governmental responses to family violence. Finally, the value of an international human rights approach to abuse and violence in families is considered. The book presents an unparalleled international coverage, addressing all forms of family violence in Australia and at least two countries from every other continent. Each chapter begins by describing the cultural context in which family violence and abuse take place. These sections emphasize the role of women and children in the country. Providing a multitude of voices, each chapter includes fascinating and often dramatic definitions and examples of abuse from ordinary citizens of the country. The concluding chapter elaborates on the appropriateness of a human rights approach in addressing family violence cross-nationally and cross-culturally; and provides an excellent integration of much of the material from the previous chapters. The book is intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in psychology and sociology, as well as pre-professionals and professionals in medicine, law, and social services. It has strong relevance and value to individuals training in counseling (counselor education) and clinical psychology. Because of its readable style and extensive use of quotations from citizens of the countries studied for the book, it may also appeal to a much broader audience, including a lay audience.

Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective

Writing primarily for those who may be facing intervention decisions about family violence in the United States, Malley-Morrison (Boston U.) and Hines (U. of New Hampshire) place the causes of family violence in a cognitive-affective ...

Author: Kathleen Malley-Morrison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761925961

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 315

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'This book provides compelling statistical information and an exploration of professional issues making connections between victimisation, cultural oppression and the propensity of violence within particular communities' - SCOLAG Legal Journal This book helps students understand the complexities of defining, measuring, and preventing relationship abuse from a perspective that accurately reflects contemporary cultural diversity within the USA.

Domestic Violence Cross Cultural Perspective

Center on Domestic and Sexual violence, Myers is Board Vice-President. She served on the Jewish Advisory Committee of the Faith Trust Institute formerly Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence.

Author: M. Basheer Ahmed M.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462843848

Category: Social Science

Page: 109

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Domestic violence is a global phenomenon occurring among people of all races, ages, social economic status, educational and religious backgrounds. Family roles, values, customs and expectations are deeply rooted within a persons culture and religious traditions. As our society becomes increasingly multi-cultural, it is critical that we understand domestic violence within a cross-cultural context. Such an understanding will enable us to develop culturally appropriate interventions in addressing the issue of domestic violence in our communities. Many community and religious leaders are not familiar of the incidence of domestic violence among immigrant population and lack the knowledge of the effect of domestic violence on the victims, their children, the legal implications and the resources available for them. This book is written for health professionals, religious and community leaders in a simple language to make them familiar with some unique feature of people following different religions and cultures.

Encyclopedia of Violence Peace and Conflict

Family violence occurs across different cultures and family structures. ... Also See the Following Articles CHILD ABUSE • CHILDREARING, VIOLENT AND NONVIOLENT • FEMINIST AND PEACE PERSPECTIVES ON WOMEN • GENDER STUDIES • HUMAN RIGHTS ...

Author: Lester R. Kurtz

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012227010X

Category: Education

Page: 857

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The Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, a three-volume set written by more than 200 eminent contributors from around the world, takes advantage of increasing, worldwide awareness in the public, private, commercial, and academic sectors about manifestations of violence in all segments of society. While the contributors do not use these volumes to make specific arguments, they do describe and clarify the developments in thought that have led to current theories about and positions on violence and peace. Our reviewers consistently note that while many in-depth studies of war, peace, and aggression exist, the attendant specialization keeps scholars from learning about related fields. No publication competing with the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict can satisfy their need for a vast introductory work to such a diverse and socially-important field. This major work includes more than 190 multidisciplinary articles with over 1,000 cross-references and more than 2,000 bibliography entries for further reading which are arranged alphabetically for easy access. More than 190 multidisciplinary articles with over 1,000 cross-references Article outline and glossary of key terms begin each article Entries arranged alphabetically for easy access Three-volume set with subject index of over 750 entries Articles written by more than 200 eminent contributors from around the world

Handbook of Family Violence

Female aggression in cross-cultural perspective. Behavior Science Research. Carroll, J. C. (1980). A cultural-consistency theory of family violence in Mexican-American and Jewish-ethnic groups. In M. A. Straus & G. T. Hotaling (Eds.), ...

Author: Alan S. Bellack

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475753608

Category: Psychology

Page: 500

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In the last decade there has been heightened clinical and investigative activity in the area of family violence. This, of course, is partly attributable to recent surveys showing a high incidence of family violence in the United States. For example, there are indications that nearly 30% of married women in this country are victims of physical abuse by spouses at some point in their marriage. Further, FBI statistics show that approximately 13% of all homicides are husband-wife killings. Moreover, it has been projected that such figures are likely to increase over the next several years. Consistent with these trends, funding of family violence research by both federal and private agencies has increased. Indeed, federal agencies, such as the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, have provided considerable support for work in this area. In addition, family violence, particu larly wifebattering, child abuse, and sexual abuse of children has been the focus of media attention at the national level, and has generated intensive interest in both lay and profes sional publications. Moreover, there have been several recent governmental hearings and investigations regarding the prevalence of these problems.

Family Violence

Although the historical basis for intimacy violence in the family is no longer viable in most modern cultures, the practice continues, ... Family violence in a cultural perspective: Defining, understanding, and combating abuse.

Author: David M. Lawson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119026334

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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Counselors-in-training, educators, and clinicians will benefit greatly from this in-depth and thought-provoking look at family violence, its effects, and treatment options. This book examines the major issues and current controversies in the field, provides background information on each type of family violence, and offers strategies for combating domestic abuse. In an informative discussion designed to enhance counselors’ ability to assess and treat each type of family violence, Dr. Lawson covers both well recognized forms of maltreatment, such as the abuse of women and children, and less understood issues, such as female-on-male intimacy violence, parent and elder abuse, same-sex violence, and dating violence and stalking. Case studies throughout the text illustrate clinical applications in action, and recommended readings are provided for further study. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence

Victims of Domestic Violence Battered Husbands Battered Wives Battered Women: Held in Captivity Battered Women Who Kill: ... Perspective Christianity and Domestic Violence Corporal Punishment, Religious Attitudes toward Cross-Cultural ...

Author: Nicky Ali Jackson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415969689

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 789

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Collects entries on domestic violence that cover topics that include ritual abuse-torture and domestic violence against women with disabilities.