Companion Reader on Violence Against Women

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Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edleson, Raquel Kennedy Bergen
SAGE, Apr 26, 2011 - Psychology - 424 pages
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Designed to advance knowledge about violence against women and to serve as an inspiration to those studying or working in the field, this companion reader's 20 original articles focus first on theoretical and methodological issues, then on types of violence against women, and finally on prevention and direct intervention. Readers will find a wide range of articles that draw attention to the global dimensions of violence against women and the importance of taking into account political, economic, and cultural differences across diverse groups of people. While the book's articles are designed as companion pieces to the chapters in the Second Edition of the Sourcebook, this reader may also be used as a stand-alone text by those researching specific topics, such as diversity issues, conducting trainings, or teaching advanced courses, such as international social work.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 An Ecological Model of the Impact of Sexual Assault on Womens Mental Health
3
Implications for Social Development
31
Experience From a LargeScale National Survey in South Asia
39
Chapter 4 Development of the Scale of Economic Abuse
51
Part II Types of Violence Against Women
75
Chapter 5 The Extensive Sexual Violation and Sexual Abuse Histories of Incarcerated Women
77
Truth Commissions and Postconflict Gender Violence Lessons From South Africa
113
Findings From PostTsunami Sri Lanka
135
How Intimate Partner Violence and Poverty Intersect to Shape Womens Mental Health and Coping
265
Chapter 14 Adult Domestic Violence in Cases of International Parental Child Abduction
291
Recent Findings and Future Research
307
Part III Prevention and Direct Intervention
311
Understanding Critical Issues and Needs in the LGBTQ Community
313
Chapter 17 Normative Misperceptions of Abuse Among Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence
335
Battered Mothers and Their Families in Supervised Visitation
349
Chapter 19 Factors Associated With Engagement in a PoliceAdvocacy Home Visit Intervention to Prevent Domestic Violence
359

Chapter 8 Understanding Human Trafficking in the United States
151
StreetLevel Sex Workers Reports of Victimization Personal Resources and Coping Strategies
185
A CrossCountry Study in Asia
205
Voices of Battered Immigrant Women
229
Racial Statistics and Violence Against Women of Color
249
Chapter 20 Partnering With CommunityBased Organizations to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence
377
New Feminist Alliances
387
Index
407
About the Editors
411
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Claire M. Renzetti, Ph.D. is the Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women, and Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Kentucky. She is co-editor with Jeffrey Edleson of the Interpersonal Violence book series for Oxford University Press; and editor of the Gender and Justice book series for University of California Press. She has authored or edited 21 books as well as numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals. Much of her research has focused on the violent victimization experiences of socially and economically marginalized women. Her current research includes an evaluation of a horticultural therapy program at a shelter for battered women, studies examining the relationship between religiosity and intimate partner violence perpetration and victimization, an evaluation of coordinated community services for human trafficking victims, and an evaluation of a human trafficking training program for law enforcement officers. Dr. Renzetti has held elected and appointed positions on the governing bodies of several national professional organizations, including the Society for the Study of Social Problems (President), the American Society of Criminology (Executive Officer), the Eastern Sociological Society (Treasurer), and Alpha Kappa Delta, the sociological honors society (President). She has been honored by the Women and Crime Division of the American Society of Criminology with the Saltzman Award for Contributions to Practice, an award that recognizes a criminologist whose professional accomplishments have increased the quality of justice and the level of safety for women. She is also the 2011 recipient of the Lee Founders Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems in recognition of significant lifetime achievements in research, teaching, and service leading to the betterment of human life. In 2014, she was inducted into the Alumni Wall of Fame by the University of Delaware Alumni Association.

Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD, is Dean and Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare. He is Professor Emeritus in the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and founding director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. He has published more than 130 articles and 12 books on domestic violence, group work, and program evaluation. Edleson recently served on the US National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

Raquel Kennedy Bergen is a Professor of Sociology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her BS from Saint Joseph’s University in Sociology and her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author or co-author of numerous scholarly publications and nine books on violence against women including, Wife Rape: Understanding the Response of Survivors and Service Providers; and Issues in Intimate Violence. With Claire Renzetti and Jeff Edleson she edited, Sourcebook on Violence Against Women and Violence Against Women: Classic Statements. She co-edited Violence Against Women: Readings from Social Problems with Claire Renzetti. She is the current Chair of Gender Studies at Saint Joseph’s and the faculty moderator for the Rape Education Prevention Program. Her area of expertise is sexual violence in intimate partnerships and she regularly provides workshops around the country to domestic violence and rape crisis programs to address this form of violence. She has volunteered as an advocate for battered women and sexual assault survivors for the past 27 years. Her current research continues in the field of violence against women—analyzing the intersection of women’s experiences of physical, sexual and emotional violence with their partners during pregnancy. 

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