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The field of Domestic Violence research has expanded considerably in the past decade and now includes work conducted by researchers in many different disciplines, notably political science, public health, law, psychology, sociology, criminology, anthropology, family studies, and medicine. The SAGE Handbook of Domestic Violence provides a rich overview of the most important theoretical and empirical work in the field, organized by relationship type. The handbook addresses the three major areas of research on domestic violence: (1) Violence against partners; (2) Violence against children; and (3) Violence against other family members. This Handbook is a unique and timely publication and a long awaited, valuable resource for the vast amount of Domestic Violence research centres and individual researchers across the globe. Part 1: Men's Violence Against Women; Part 2: Women's Violence Against Men; Part 3: Violence Against Partners in Homosexual Relationships; Part 4: Mothers' Violence Against Children; Part 5: Father's Violence Against Children; Part 6: Other Circumstances of Neglect, Abuse, and Violence Against Children; Part 7: Violence Against Siblings; Part 8: Violence Against Parents; and Part 9: Violence Against Other Family Members.

The Role of Masculinity in the Perpetration of Relationship Violence
The role of masculinity in the perpetration of relationship violence
Michele R. Parkhill Travis N. Ray

Commonly termed ‘toxic masculinity,’ popular media has recently devoted attention to masculinity and its associated behaviors. Such attention has renewed awareness of adverse male socialization practices and inspired advertisements (e.g., Gillette's ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be’ advertisement) that challenge the commonly held ‘boys will be boys’ mentality (Salam, 2019). However, some news articles have pointed to the flaws of using the term ‘toxic masculinity,’ suggesting it implies a singular form of masculinity and that men are inherently ‘toxic’ (e.g., Salter, 2019). Indeed, feminist scholars have argued that such thinking ...

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