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.

Men's Non-Lethal Physical Abuse of Female Intimate Partners

Men's Non-Lethal Physical Abuse of Female Intimate Partners

Men's non-lethal physical abuse of female intimate partners
Chunrye Kim Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Introduction

Men engage in non-lethal physical abuse of their female intimate partners at alarming rates. The phenomenon of men engaging in physical violence toward their wives, once known as ‘wife battering,’ is nothing new. Historically, wives were considered to be men's possessions and it was believed that husbands had the right to discipline their wives using physical means (Barner and Carney, 2011). The seriousness of physical abuse by men toward their wives or intimate partners as a social issue started to receive significant attention from scholars and advocates during the women's rights movement in the 1970s (Walker, 1979). ...

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