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

  • Kathleen Malley-Morrison - Boston University, USA
  • Denise Hines - George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, USA, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA


July 2012 | 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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Kathleen M. Malley-Morrison

Kathleen Malley-Morrison, Ed.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Boston University. She has conducted considerable research on family violence since 1980 when she was a postdoctoral fellow on the family violence team at Children's Hospital in Boston. She regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on family violence. She is the lead author Treating Child Abuse: Family Violence in Hospitals, along with Eli Newberger, Richard Bourne, and Jane Snyder. She has also co-authored Studying Families (SAGE, 1991) with with Anne Copeland, and Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective (SAGE, 2004), with Denise Hines. Her current... More About Author

Denise A. Hines

Denise A. Hines, Ph.D., is a Research Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Clark University, where she is also the Director of the Family Impact Seminar Series and the Co-Director of the Clark Anti-Violence Education Program. She completed her doctoral degree in Psychology at Boston University, and then spent two years as an NIMH postdoctoral research fellow at the University of New Hampshire’s Family Research Laboratory with Drs. Murray Straus and David Finkelhor. She is the author or co-author of over 30 articles or book chapters, and two books on issues of family violence, both published by Sage. She has also been the... More About Author

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