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Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives offers a comprehensive introduction to the history and theory of narrative therapy. Influenced by feminist, postmodern, and critical theory, this edited volume illustrates how we make sense of our lives and experiences by ascribing meaning through stories that arise within social conversations and culturally available discourses.

Conversations with Men about Women's Violence: Ending Men's Violence by Challenging Gender Essentialism
Conversations with men about women's violence: Ending men's violence by challenging gender essentialism

Dominant approaches to domestic violence (Adams & Cayouette, 2002; Dobash, Dobash, Wilson, & Daly, 1992; Pence, 2002; Pence & Paymar, 1993) are very helpful in focusing the field on both men's responsibility and the significant influence the dominant-gender stories have on men's choices to abuse their partners. Within this dominant approach, battering is explained by the power and control story that states that men want, use, and get power and control through abusing their female partners (Pence & Paymar, 1993). While the power and control story is very important in my conversations with men, I have begun to notice other ...

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