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ISBN 9780367443719
November 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
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This book chronicles key contemporary developments in the social scientific study of various types of male-to-female abuse in rural places and suggests new directions in research, theory, and policy. The main objective of this book is not to simply provide a dry recitation of the extant literature on the abuse of rural women in private places. To be sure, this material is covered, but rural women’s experiences of crimes of the powerful like genocidal rape and corporate violence against female employees are also examined.

Written by a celebrated expert on the subject, this book considers woman abuse in a broad context, covering forms of violence such as physical and sexual assault, coercive control genocidal rape, abortion bans, forced pregnancy, and corporate forms of violence. It offers a broad research agenda, that examines the multidimensional nature of violence against rural women. Drawing on decades of work in the shelter movement, with activist organizations, and doing government research, DeKeseredy punctuates the book with stories and voices of perpetrators and survivors of abuse. Additionally, what makes this book unique is that it focuses on the plight of rural women around the world and it introduces a modified version of Liz Kelly’s original continuum of sexual violence.

An accessible and compelling read, this book will appeal to students and scholars of criminology, sociology, women’s studies, cultural studies, policing, geography and all those interested in learning about the abuse women face in rural areas.

Walter S. DeKeseredy is Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Center on Violence, and Professor of Sociology at West Virginia University. He has published 26 books, over 100 refereed journal articles, and 90 scholarly book chapters on issues such as woman abuse, rural criminology, and criminological theory.

Table of Contents

1.Current Controversies in Conceptualizing Rural and Woman Abuse  2.Interpersonal Types of Woman Abuse in Rural Places  3.Thinking Theoretically About Interpersonal Types of Woman Abuse in Rural Places  4.Crimes of the Powerful in Rural Places  5.What Is to Be Done About Woman Abuse in Rural Places?

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Walter S. DeKeseredy is Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Center on Violence, and Professor of Sociology at West Virginia University. He has published 26 books, over 100 refereed journal articles, and 90 scholarly book chapters on issues such as woman abuse, rural criminology, and criminological theory.

Reviews

"Woman abuse is recognised as a global problem yet the rural as a place for such abuse is relatively invisible.  DeKeseredy challenges idyllic myths of rurality and places woman abuse centre stage. This book is insightful, theoretically nuanced and policy relevant. A must read for anyone working in the field of woman abuse."

Sandra Walklate, Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology, Liverpool conjoint Chair of Criminology, Monash

"Woman Abuse in Rural Places offers a timely and much-needed contribution to criminological scholarship. Professor DeKeseredy provides original and innovative insights, drawing together international and intersectional perspectives on woman abuse in rural contexts, and drives forward theory, policy and practice in this field. A must read for students and scholars alike."

Bianca Fileborn, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Melbourne