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“As the backlash against feminist research continues unabated, this important volume signals no retreat. Bringing together the foremost international researchers in the area of violence against women, Researching Sexual Violence Against Women offers excellent assessments of the dimensions of date rape-particularly on college campuses. Reasons why this form of violence against women has provoked such intense responses as well as new methodologies are thoroughly explored. Finally, the work examines the impact this research has on those who do it and calls for more work on women's victimization and the links between it and other forms of discrimination.” – Meda Chesney-Lind, Women's Studies Program, University of Hawaii–Manoa A remarkable introduction to research in the field, Researching Sexual Violence Against Women provides cutting-edge information on the various ...

A Longitudinal Approach to the Study of Sexual Assault: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations
A longitudinal approach to the study of sexual assault: Theoretical and methodological considerations
JacquelynW.White and JohnA.Humphrey

Much of life is played out in our relations with others. Life becomes meaningful, in large part, as a result of our enduring emotional ties with persons important to us. Our relations with others are psychologically rewarding to the extent that we can trust others to hold our well-being important to them. Yet much of social interaction—particularly among people who stand in close relation with one another—is marred by aggression. This aggression extends from verbal harassment to physical assault and sexual coercion. Ironically, as affective relations between girls and boys begin to form, so too does the ...

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