The Social Dynamics of Family Violence by Angela HatteryThe Social Dynamics of Family Violence by Angela Hattery

The Social Dynamics of Family Violence

byAngela Hattery, Earl Smith

Paperback | August 2, 2016

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This compelling text explores family violence throughout the life course, from child abuse and neglect to intimate partner violence and elder abuse. Paying special attention to the social character and institutional causes of family violence, Hattery and Smith ask students to consider how social inequality, especially gender inequality, contributes to tensions and explosive tendencies in family settings. Students learn about individual preventative measures and are also invited to question the justice of our current social structure, with implications for social policy and reorganization. The second edition features a new chapter focusing on institutionalized violence affecting families of the military and police, as well as a discussion on sports and sexual abuse cases occurring on college campuses. Hattery and Smith also examine violence against women globally and relate this to violence in the United States. Unique coverage of same-sex and multicultural couples, as well as of theory and methods, make this text an essential element of any course considering the sociology of family violence.
Angela Hattery is professor and director of Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University. She is the author of numerous books including Gender, Power and Violence (2016), African American Families: Myths and Realities (2014), Prisoner Re-entry and Social Capital: the long road to reintegration (2010), African American Families (...
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Title:The Social Dynamics of Family ViolenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:498 pages, 10.12 × 7.25 × 1.12 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813349990

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

CHAPTER 1
Social Dynamics of Family Violence: Setting the Stage

CHAPTER 2
Historical Perspectives on Family Violence

CHAPTER 3
Theories for Studying Family Violence

CHAPTER 4
Methods for Studying Family Violence

CHAPTER 5
Abuse Across the Life Course: Elder Abuse

CHAPTER 6
Abuse Across the Life Course: Child Abuse

CHAPTER 7
Outcomes of Child Abuse: Increased Risk for Experiencing Violence in Adulthood

CHAPTER 8
The Economy and Intimate Partner Violence

CHAPTER 9
Cultural Factors and Intimate Partner Violence

CHAPTER 10
Religion and Family Violence

CHAPTER 11
Institutionalized Violence

CHAPTER 12
Violence in LGBTQ Families

CHAPTER 13
Prevention and Avoidance: The Early Warning Signs

CHAPTER 14
The Response to Family Violence: The Criminal Justice System and the Social Welfare System

CHAPTER 15
Where Do We Go from Here?

Appendix
Acknowledgments
Index

Editorial Reviews

“I appreciated how the book was well organized which enhanced my learning and understanding of such a difficult topic as a whole. The chosen topics in the book built my understanding and interests one issue after another. Hattery and Smith's wealth of knowledge and research was organized in a fairly conducive way that enhanced my knowledge of the different types of abuse (e.g., child abuse, elder abuse, intimate partner violence). They not only increased my knowledge but offered great hopes and wisdoms to tackle such an important issue that effects families from all backgrounds across the nation.” —Nancy Xiong, Student“As a student who had no prior knowledge about family violence, I found the book highly accessible. Not only were concepts thoroughly explained, but the real life examples really put it into context for me. It was definitely one of the most relevant books I have read in a while!” —Joyous Tharrington, Student