Violence Against Women Myths, Facts, Controversies

ISBN-10: 1442603992
ISBN-13: 9781442603998
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 2/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

In Canada, every six days, a woman dies from domestic violence. Between 1995 and 2004, domestic homicides accounted for one-third of the 4,502 solved murders in Canada. Of these, 47 percent were spousal homicides, and four out of five involved a current or former husband against his wife. In Violence Against Women, award-winning author Walter S. DeKeseredy offers a passionate but well-documented sociological overview of these sobering problems. He starts by outlining the scope of the challenge and by debunking current attempts to label intimate violence as gender neutral. He then lays bare the structural practices that sustain this violence, leading to a discussion of long- and short-term policies to confront the issue. DeKeseredy clearly addresses male complicity and demonstrates how boys and men can change the situation. Throughout, he provides an impassioned call to action for women, men, and policymakers who want to fight against violence directed at women.

Walter S. DeKeseredy is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He has written extensively on issues of gender, violence, and rural crime. In 2008, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical Criminology.

Preface
Acknowledgements
What is Violence Against Women?
It Often Hurts to be a Woman in Canada
"But Women Do It Too!": Understanding Women's Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships
"Who Would Do Such a Thing?": Explaining Violence Against Women in Canada
Why Can't Abused Women Leave Home?
The Consequences of Violence Against Women
"What Can We Do?": Policy Options
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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