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.

Doing Violence to Women: Research Synthesis on the Victimization of Women

Doing Violence to Women: Research Synthesis on the Victimization of Women

Doing violence to women: Research synthesis on the victimization of women

At the World Conference on Women, held recently in Beijing and Huairou, China, women from across the world shared their political and cultural experiences. Many topics surfaced, including women's poverty, education, health, and access to decision making; the media and women; and women's role in shaping the environment. Amid all these issues and more, violence against women was of central and critical importance as an experience that transcended both national and cultural boundaries. As Rita Maran (1996) observes, “Violence against women constituted a top priority in both Huairou and Beijing. As an issue, it garnered the greatest consensus and served, coincidentally, as a unifying element” ...

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