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.

Violence in the Modern Russian Family

Violence in the modern Russian family
Vladimir I.Zubkov

Family violence can be defined as a type of aggressive behavior toward family members or intimate partners with the purpose of the submission of the victim and satisfaction of the violator's interests in relation to the victim. Ultimately, family violence from one family member to another always involves an attitude of dominance over a dependent. Family violence is one of the most widespread forms of aggression in Russian society and occurs in about one-fourth of all families. In spite of this, the problem of family violence is not yet a subject of serious public discussion and direct social management. In the mass media, cases of extreme family violence are reported, but they are ...

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