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This cutting-edge volume advances theories, methodologies and policy analyses relating to various forms of violence against women. Topics covered include: the nature, importance and variety of cultural contexts in which violence occurs, is reproduced and may be challenged or changed; the nature and variety of sexualized violence; and a range of theoretical perspectives on perpetrators of violence. Taking an interdisciplinary focus on issues that affect community and state responses, the book includes individual accounts, and incorporates themes related to authority, sexual proprietariness, asymmetry of violence, socialization, patterns and deviations of victims and offenders, and social and cultural contexts.

Rethinking Survey Research on Violence against Women
Rethinking survey research on violence against women
HollyJohnson

In the global context, Canada, the United States, and Great Britain are in the enviable position of having acquired a rich store of knowledge about the multidimensional aspects of sexual assault and violence against women. Interest and activism around these issues were initiated in all three countries by the modern-day women's movement, whose grassroots members long ago undertook to provide shelter, counseling, and support for women victims and their children, thereby opening up for public discourse discussions about violence and power in intimate relationships.

Research has gone hand in hand with these undertakings, focusing in the early stages on studies of female victims and their contacts with rape crisis centers, hospitals, and shelters ...

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