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    Beating the Devil Out of Them Corporal Punishment in American Families

    ISBN-10: 0029317304
    ISBN-13: 9780029317303
    Edition: 1994
    Description: The author suggests that spanking children is a form of violence and that such treatment not only adversely affects the children who experience it, but society as a whole.
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    Copyright Year: 1994
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 297
    Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.232
    Language: English

    The author suggests that spanking children is a form of violence and that such treatment not only adversely affects the children who experience it, but society as a whole.

    The Conspiracy of Silencep. 3
    What Is Corporal Punishment?p. 4
    The Importance of Corporal Punishmentp. 9
    A Conspiracy of Silencep. 10
    Child-Rearing Advice Booksp. 14
    Plan of the Bookp. 16
    Everyone Does It, But Less Nowp. 19
    The Virtuous Violencep. 19
    Attitudes Toward Corporal Punishmentp. 20
    How Much Corporal Punishment?p. 22
    Corporal Punishment In Two Nationally Representative Samplesp. 22
    Trendsp. 25
    Differences Between Boys and Girlsp. 29
    Cultural Discontinuity in Corporal Punishmentp. 31
    Hitting Adolescentsp. 35
    Two Measures of Corporal Punishmentp. 36
    How Many Are Hit and How Often?p. 37
    The Social Context of Hitting Adolescentsp. 39
    Who Spanks the Most?p. 49
    Cultural Norms and Attitudesp. 51
    The Age and Sex of the Childp. 54
    Parents and Family Characteristicsp. 54
    Depression and Suicidep. 67
    Depressionp. 67
    Corporal Punishment and Depressionsp. 71
    Corporal Punishment and Suicidal Thoughtsp. 72
    Summaryp. 77
    Why Does Corporal Punishment Produce Depression?p. 78
    Physical Abusep. 81
    Another Conspiracy of Silencep. 82
    The Research Evidencep. 83
    Reasons for Ignoring Corporal Punishmentp. 87
    Theories That Might Explain the Linkp. 90
    Characteristics of Abusing Parentsp. 91
    Corporal Punishment and Physical Abusep. 92
    Violence and Crimep. 99
    Corporal Punishment and Family Violencep. 101
    Corporal Punishment and Street Crimep. 107
    Corporal Punishment in Schools and Violencep. 110
    Socio-Cultural Contextp. 116
    The Fusion of Sex and Violencep. 121
    Lovemapsp. 124
    Sexual Scripts and Other Influencesp. 125
    Masochistic Sex Among College Men and Womenp. 126
    Corporal Punishment and Masochistic Sexp. 130
    Alienation and Reduced Incomep. 137
    Corporal Punishment and Achievementp. 140
    Alienationp. 142
    Ten Myths That Perpetuate Corporal Punishmentp. 149
    Myth 1: Spanking Works Betterp. 149
    Myth 2: Spanking Is Needed as a Last Resortp. 152
    Myth 3: Spanking Is Harmlessp. 152
    Myth 4: One or Two Times Won't Cause Any Damagep. 155
    Myth 5: Parents Can't Stop Without Helpp. 155
    Myth 6: If You Don't Spank, Your Children Will Be Spoiled or Run Wildp. 157
    Myth 7: Parents Spank Rarely or Only for Serious Problemsp. 160
    Myth 8: By the Time a Child Is a Teenager, Parents Have Stoppedp. 160
    Myth 9: If Parents Don't Spank, They Will Verbally Abuse Their Childp. 161
    Myth 10: It Is Unrealistic to Expect Parents to Never Spankp. 161
    Why Do These Myths Persist?p. 162
    Social Evolution and Corporal Punishmentp. 165
    How Solid is the Evidence?p. 165
    Corporal Punishment in Historical Perspectivep. 169
    A Moral Passagep. 170
    Social Changes Underlying the Moral Passagep. 173
    Lessons from the Swedish No-Spanking Lawp. 179
    Obstacles to Ending Corporal Punishmentp. 182
    A Society Without Corporal Punishmentp. 186
    App. A. A Theoretical Modelp. 189
    App. B. Samples and Measures of Corporal Punishmentp. 199
    App. C. Statistical Methods and Measuresp. 217
    App. D. Books on Child Abuse Searched for Discussions of Corporal Punishmentp. 255
    Notesp. 261
    Referencesp. 267
    Indexp. 285
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