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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Bringing together some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, the editors showcase feminist family scholarship, creating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work. The Handbook’s contributors eloquently share their passion for scholarship and practice and offer new insights about the places we call home and family. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Key Features:Examines the influence of feminism on the family studies field, including the many ways feminism brings about a “re-visioning” ...

Discovering Women's Agency in Response to Intimate Partner Violence
Discovering women's agency in response to intimate partner violence

This project was born with a series of pivotal events. I (Sally) had been reading a wonderful chapter Beth sent me by Martha Mahoney (1994) on violence and agency. Mahoney compellingly makes the case for the importance of recognizing women's agency in their everyday actions, preparation to leave, and protection of their children (as opposed to reserving “agency” for the singular act of leaving). Simultaneous with my reading of this chapter, several young women on our campus bravely came forward to speak of their experiences of acquaintance rape. The subsequent editorials in the student newspaper and conversations in the hallway took on new meaning as I listened carefully ...

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