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1st Edition

Conflict, Gender, Violence

ISBN 9783706518291
Published February 1, 2005 by Studien Verlag, Austria
176 Pages

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Book Description

Based on studies presented at the 6th Interdisciplinary Conference on Conflict, Gender, and Violence in Vienna, this volume contributes to the field of interdisciplinary gender research and provides useful information for those working on sexual harassment and other issues. The broad-based collaboration of contributors reflects an equally wide range of theoretical underpinnings and methodological choices with a three-fold goal: first, to provide unique opportunities to network across disciplines and redirect established ways of thinking; second, to examine the -added value- of work generated within European cultural contexts and disseminate it to an international audience; and finally, to stimulate innovative thinking and serve as a springboard for joint creative projects that benefit from cross-national or interdisciplinary research.

Table of Contents

Sixteen scholars present the latest research on gender based abuse, its interpersonal, social and cultural dimensions, and promising intervention and prevention strategies in Conflict, Gender, Violence. Essays include discussions of: -The Austrian Protection from Violence Act-; Women's Politics in Austria-; Recent Legal Changes in Romania to Protect Women Against Domestic Violence-; Women Victims of Domestic Violence: Consequences for Their Health and the Role of the Health System-; Violence Against Women/Violence Against Men: Comparisons, Differences, Controversies-; Childcare, Violence, and Fathering: Are Violent Fathers who Look After Their Children Likely to Be Less Abusive-; and other relevant issues

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Renate Klein earned a Ph.D in psychology from the University of Marburg, Germany, teaches family studies and women's studies at the University of Maine in the United States, and coordinates the European Research Network on Conflict, Gender, and Violence. Bernard Wallner studied behavioral endocrinology and anthropology at the University of Vienna, where he received his Ph.D.