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Abused Men The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence

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ISBN-10: 0275958620

ISBN-13: 9780275958626

Edition: 1997

Authors: Philip W. Cook, N. Cohen

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When most people think of domestic violence, images of battered women or abused children come to mind. But there is another side to this issue that is not as familiar--abused men. This unique book is the first to comprehensively examine this important but neglected social issue. Already praised by a diverse spectrum of readers--from "Dear Abby's" Abigail Van Buren, to the nation's leading domestic violence researcher, to those in law enforcement and counseling--this work is sure to spark controversy and discussion. It offers gripping, emotional stories, self-help for victims, and provocative insight into public issues, and provides a basic reference source for professionals. Abused Men presents practical solutions for reducing domestic violence, whether its victims are male or female. Cook begins by examining the common misconceptions about this social issue and offers a wealth of what will be new information for most readers. While statistics show that 1.8 million American women are severely assaulted by their mates each year, few know that the same source indicates that 2 million men are also assaulted at home. After laying the groundwork for a serious reconsideration of how society views domestic violence, Cook allows a number of abused men to tell their stories. He then puts these experiences in the context of what therapists and others who have worked with such men know about domestic violence and how the male victim is similar to, yet different from, his female counterpart. After examining the reasons why so little is known about male abuse and the difficulties researchers encounter, Cook shows how the abused man, his friends and family, and the abusive or abused woman can come to grips with domestic violence. Drawing from a variety of sources, the final chapter brings these diverse elements together and proposes practical solutions for reducing domestic violence, whether its victims are male or female.
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 9/30/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

PHILLIP COOK is an investigative journalist who has won numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. He has appeared in interviews on CNN, MSNBC, Fox Network's The O'Reilly Factor, and been heard on 75 radio talk shows nationwide. He has also been quoted by the Associated Press and 40 daily newspapers across the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Before becoming a journalist, he was Executive Director of the PACE Institute for Families in Transition in Portland, Oregon.

Introduction Is It Real?
The Evidence for a Significant Social Problem Telling Their Stories
Men Speak Out The Domestic Violence Trap
How to Get Help and Find Freedom from Abuse Resistance and Acceptance
The Challenge to Understanding Exploring
New Approaches to Reduce Domestic Violence
Selected Bibliography
Selected Resources