Masculinities and Violence, the latest volume in the Research on Men and Masculinities series, takes a sobering look at men and violence. Editor Lee H. Bowker has carefully chosen essays that shed light on the causes and settings of masculine violence. The three essays in Part I lay out the ways in which men learn violence and repeat it. Part II focuses on the ways men victimize women and children. Part III turns to ways men victimize other men. Finally, Part IV looks at men and organizational violence. Understanding the masculinities-violence nexus is crucially important to finding ways to mitigate the masculine tendency to violence. This perceptive volume will be an important resource for all those interested in the field of gender roles, men's studies, and interpersonal violence.

On the Difficulty of Eradicating Masculine Violence: Multisystem Overdetermination

On the Difficulty of Eradicating Masculine Violence: Multisystem Overdetermination

On the difficulty of eradicating masculine violence: Multisystem overdetermination

Violent men are notoriously difficult to socialize into prosocial lifestyles. Recidivism rates for prison releasees are high, and criminal careers typically involve hundreds or thousands of victims before the criminals grow old enough to retire from the stress of committing crimes. Male-dominated corporations that begin patterns of environmental destruction and consumer victimization repeat these patterns for decades unless forced to change by legal intervention. In my own research on woman-battering, not one of the 1,000 battered women in my study reported that her batterer spontaneously reformed, giving up his violent ways once he understood the effects of his violence on his partner (Bowker, 1986a). Attempts to reform batterers through ...

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