- Subject index
This one-of-a-kind edited collection draws on the expertise of authors from 16 countries representing 17 cultures to tell the story of domestic violence in their respective parts of the world. The book incorporates a strengths-based approach, including individual, relationship, community, and societal strengths. The collection draws on multiple perspectives (academics, counselors, organizers, activists, and victims) to determine strengths and analyze how they can translate into greater safety for victims, increased accountability of perpetrators, and improved policy formation and research. Each chapter focuses on the lived experiences of victims of intimate partner violence, child abuse, or elder abuse and includes information about the abuser, the family, the community, and the culture.
Chapter 4: Domestic Violence in a Chinese Cultural Context: Who Gets the Blame?
Domestic violence (including intimate-partner violence, elder abuse, and child abuse) should be understood in a cultural context. For example, in Western countries, elder abuse is defined as “a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person” (Action on Elder Abuse, 2012, par. 1) and “will result in unnecessary suffering, injury or pain, the loss or violation of human rights, and a decreased quality of life for the older person” (World Health Organization, 2002, p. 126). However, sending older ...