Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts

Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts

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Overwhelmingly, it is women who are the victims of domestic violence and this book puts womena€™s experiences of domestic violence at its centre, whilst acknowledging their many diverse and complex identities. Concentrating on the various forms of domestic abuse and its occurrence and manifestations within different contexts, it argues that gender is centrally implicated in the unique factors that shape violence across all these areas. Individual chapters outline the experiences of: Mothers Older women Women with religious affiliations Refugee women Rural women Aboriginal women Women in same-sex relationships Women with intellectual disabilities. Exploring how domestic violence across varying contexts impacts on different womena€™s experiences and understandings of abuse, this innovative work draws on post-structural feminist theory and how these ideas view, and potentially allow, gendered explanations of domestic violence. Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts is suitable for academics and researchers interested in issues around violence and gender.In M. Maynard, aamp; J. Purvis (Eds) Researching Womena#39;s Lives from a Feminist Perspective, Taylor aamp; Francis, New York, ... McCann, C. aamp; Kim, S. (Eds) (2013) Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives, 3rd edition, Routledge, Newanbsp;...

Title:Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts
Author:Sarah Wendt, Lana Zannettino
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-09-15


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