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What Causes Men's Violence Against Women?
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What Causes Men's Violence Against Women?

Edited by:
  • Michele Harway - California Family Study Center
  • James M. O'Neil - Department of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, USA, University of Connecticut, USA

Other Titles in:
Adults & Violence | Men's Studies

September 1999 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book uses various theoretical perspectives to summarize what is known about the multiple causes of men's violence against women, and stresses the importance of identifying men's risk factors. The preliminary multivariate model identifies four content areas: macrosocietal; biological; gender role socialization; and relational factors to explain men's violence against women.

Within these four content areas the editors develop thirteen preliminary hypotheses about the causes of men's violence against women, which are critiqued by the contributors in the subsequent chapters.

Joseph R Biden, Jr
Foreword
 
PART ONE: BOOK CONTEXT AND CRITIQUES OF O'NEIL AND HARWAY'S MULTIVARIATE MODEL EXPLAINING MEN'S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Michele Harway and James M O'Neil
What Causes Men to be Violent Against Women? The Unanswered and Controversial Question
James M O'Neil and Michele Harway
Preliminary Multivariate Model Explaining the Causes of Men's Violence Against Women
Amy J Marin and Nancy Felipe Russo
Feminist Perspectives on Male Violence Against Women
Critiquing O'Neil and Harway's Model

 
Richard J Gelles
Male Offenders
Our Understanding from the Data

 
 
PART TWO: BIOLOGICAL, NEUROANATOMICAL, HORMONAL AND EVOLUTIONARY FACTORS EXPLAINING MEN'S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Anthony F Greene
Biological Perspectives on Violence Against Women
Louise B Silverstein
The Evolutionary Origins of Male Violence Against Women
 
PART THREE: MEN'S AND WOMEN'S GENDER-ROLE SOCIALIZATION AND GENDER-ROLE CONFLICT1 FACTORS EXPLAINING MEN'S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
James M O'Neil and Rodney A Nadeau
Men's Gender-Role Conflict, Defense Mechanisms and Self Protective Defensive Strategies
Explaining Men's Violence Against Women from a Gender-Role Socialization Perspective

 
Roberta L Nutt
Women's Gender-Role Socialization, Gender-Role Conflict and Abuse
A Review of Predisposing Factors

 
 
PART FOUR: RELATIONAL AND INTERACTIONAL FACTORS EXPLAINING MEN'S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Stephen A Anderson and Margaret C Schlossberg
Systems Perspectives on Battering
The Importance of Context and Pattern

 
Sandra Rigazio-DiGilio and A Stephan Lanza
Inter-Gender Relational Dimensions of Violence Toward Women
A Co-Constructive-Developmental Perspective

 
 
PART FIVE: MACROSOCIETAL, RACIAL AND CULTURAL EXPLANATIONS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Janis Sanchez-Hucles and Mary Ann Dutton
The Interaction between Societal Violence and Domestic Violence
Racial and Cultural Factors

 
 
PART SIX: THEORETICAL PROPOSITIONS, REVISED MULTIVARIATE MODEL OF MEN'S RISK FACTORS, NEW HYPOTHESES AND PREVENTIVE RECOMMENDATIONS
James M O'Neil and Michele Harway
Revised Multivariate Model Explaining Men's Risk Factors for Violence Against Women
Theoretical Propositions, New Hypothoses and Proactive Recommendations

 

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Michele Harway

James M. O'Neil

James M. O’Neil, Ph.D. is Professor of Educational Psychology and Family Studies Psychology at the University of Connecticut and a licensed psychologist in private practice in South Windsor, Connecticut. In 1975, he received his doctorate from the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association in Divisions 17, 35, 43, 51, 52, 56. He is one of the founding members of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM), Division 51 of the American Psychological Association. SPSMM named him Researcher of the Year in 1997 for his 20-year... More About Author

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