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.

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"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:
FAM001000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / General
LAW031000
LAW / Disability
LAW038020
LAW / Family Law / Divorce & Separation
LAW038030
LAW / Family Law / Marriage
LAW043000
LAW / Gender & the Law
PSY010000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSY014000
PSYCHOLOGY / Forensic Psychology
PSY017000
PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
PSY041000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family
SOC010000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC026010
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOC051000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society