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Violence Against Women

Vulnerable Populations

By Douglas A. Brownridge

© 2009 – Routledge

302 pages

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About the Book

Violence Against Women: Vulnerable Populations investigates under-researched and underserved groups of women who are particularly vulnerable to violent victimization from an intimate male partner. In the past, there has been an understandable reluctance to address this issue to avoid stereotyping vulnerable groups of women. However, developments in the field, particularly intersectionality theory, which recognizes women’s diversity in experiences of violence, suggest that the time has come to make the study of violence in vulnerable populations a new sub-field in the area.

As the first book of its kind, Violence Against Women: Vulnerable Populations identifies where violence on vulnerable populations fits within the field, develops a method for studying vulnerable populations, and brings vital new knowledge to the field through the analysis of original data (from three large-scale representative surveys) on eight populations of women who are particularly vulnerable to violence.


"The author has a smooth, even, writing style that a lower division undergraduate audience would likely find accessible; he integrates theory, method and analysis in a manner that is direct and informative. Students should be able to understand the material without having taken a research methods course, or having conducted independent research."

Table of Contents

Section 1. Violence against women in relationships Section 2. Violence against women in public spaces Section 3. Violence against women in institutions Section 4. Violence against women in the family.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Disability
LAW / Family Law / Divorce & Separation
LAW / Family Law / Marriage
LAW / Gender & the Law
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Forensic Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society