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Through a Sociological Lens: The Complexities of Family Violence
Through a sociological lens: The complexities of family violence
Donileen R.Loseke

“Family violence” is an umbrella term that encompasses a vast variety of behaviors and people, including violence by parents toward children, violence by children toward parents, violence by men toward women, violence by women toward men, violence by adults toward elderly people, and violence between siblings. In this chapter I explore how sociological perspectives can help in understanding the phenomena of family violence as well as help in understanding the sources of the many controversies surrounding it.

Thinking Sociologically About Family Violence

While terms such as “family violence,” “wife abuse,” or “child abuse” most often are used without definition, a sociological perspective called social constructionism emphasizes examining the ...

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