Domestic Violence in Asian-American Communities: A Cultural Overview

Hardcover | September 26, 2005

EditorTuyen D. NguyenContribution byRosemary Bell, Kim Denton

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Domestic violence in Asian-American communities remains a rarely discussed, yet pervasive problem. With eight chapters each dedicated to a different Asian-American community, the essays in this volume follow the same general format. Contributors present an overview of the culture, including topics such as migration history, demographics, religious heritage, and views on gender and mental health; they discuss existing research on the prevalence of domestic violence; they present information on typical patterns of help-seeking behavior and coping styles; and, finally, they discuss treatment and policy implications. This unique project will provide an indispensable tool for scholars and researchers in social work and family studies who want to better understand the complexities of serving this growing and diverse population.

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Domestic violence in Asian-American communities remains a rarely discussed, yet pervasive problem. With eight chapters each dedicated to a different Asian-American community, the essays in this volume follow the same general format. Contributors present an overview of the culture, including topics such as migration history, demographics, religious heritage, and views on gender and mental health; t...

Tuyen D. Nguyen is assistant professor of Human Services at California State University, Fullerton.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:154 pages, 9.37 × 6.37 × 0.6 inPublished:September 26, 2005Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0739108581

ISBN - 13:9780739108581

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Chapter 1 Overview: Asian American Communities and Domestic Violence Chapter 2 Domestic Violence in the Cambodian American Community Chapter 3 Domestic Violence in the Chinese American Community Chapter 4 Domestic Violence in the Indonesian American Community Chapter 5 Domestic Violence in the Japanese American Community Chapter 6 Domestic Violence in the Korean American Community Chapter 7 Domestic Violence in the South Asian American Community Chapter 8 Domestic Violence in the Vietnamese American Community Chapter 9 Conclusion