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Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective
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Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective
Defining, Understanding, and Combating Abuse



November 2003 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
'This book provides compelling statistical information and an exploration of professional issues making connections between victimisation, cultural oppression and the propensity of violence within particular communities' - SCOLAG Legal Journal

This book helps students understand the complexities of defining, measuring, and preventing relationship abuse from a perspective that accurately reflects contemporary cultural diversity within the USA.

 
PART I. FAMILY VIOLENCE IN CULTURAL CONTEXT: BACKGROUND ISSUES
 
1. Issues and Definitions
 
2. Theories and Methods
 
3. Types and Extent of Maltreatment in the United States
 
PART II. NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURES
 
4. Native American Cultural Contexts
 
5. Native American Family Violence
 
PART III. AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURES
 
6. African American Cultural Contexts
 
7. African American Child Maltreatment
 
8. African American Adult Maltreatment
 
PART IV. HISPANIC/LATINO CULTURES
 
9. Hispanic/Latino Cultural Contexts
 
10. Hispanic/Latino Child Maltreatment
 
11. Hispanic/Latino Adult Maltreatment
 
PART V. ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURES
 
12. Asian American Cultural Contexts
 
13. Asian American Family Violence
 
PART VI. CONCLUSION: PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION
 
14. Prevention and Intervention in Child Maltreatment
 
15. Prevention and Intervention in Adult Maltreatment

"The writing style is engaging and the stories are compelling. Rather than presenting facts and statistics, the authors invite the reader to actively participate in current debates in the family violence research. . . . Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective provides a new, interesting approach."

Carolyn M. West
University of Washington, Tacoma

"A major achievement in compilation and review, beautifully written. . . .This book accomplishes a necessary and admirable goal of bringing a widely dispersed body of knowledge together."

Jean Giles-Sims
Texas Christian University

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ISBN: 9780761925965
£67.00

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