Violence Against Women in Canada: Research and Policy Perspectives by Holly JohnsonViolence Against Women in Canada: Research and Policy Perspectives by Holly Johnson

Violence Against Women in Canada: Research and Policy Perspectives

byHolly Johnson, Myrna Dawson

Paperback | August 6, 2010

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Series: a href=""Themes in Canadian Sociology/aExamining a wide range of theoretical perspectives, empirical research, and policy responses, Violence Against Women in Canada emphasizes connections among different forms of violence - connections that have too often been ignored or downplayed. Taking a gendered sociological approach, the textreveals how violence against women stems from unequal access to power and resources. While gender is the central focus, the authors also show how intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality serve to deepen inequalities for particular groups. Comprehensive and concise, this new textexplores the evolution of methods to measure violence, the impact of these methods on the social framing of violence issues, the impact on victims, and current policy responses and their effectiveness.
Professor Holly Johnson is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Her primary research interests include sexual violence and intimate partner violence. Holly was principal investigator of Statistics Canada's first national survey on violence against women and is currently a coordinator of t...
Title:Violence Against Women in Canada: Research and Policy PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.45 inPublished:August 6, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195429818

ISBN - 13:9780195429817

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. Theoretical Debates3. Methods of Measuring Violence Against Women4. Intimate Partner Violence5. Sexual Assault6. Femicide7. Policy Outcomes and ImpactsGlossary

Editorial Reviews

"The strength of the [book] lies in its overview of research from such varied directions. Its organization of that research into areas of concern and the complete review of both domestic violence and sexual assault is critical in this climate where sexual assault is rarely given air time." --Helen Eaton-Ramirez, Wilfrid Laurier University