International Perspectives on Family Violence and Abuse
A Cognitive Ecological Approach
Edited by Kathleen M. Malley-Morrison
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International Perspectives on Family Violence and Abuse by Kathleen M. Malley-Morrison
Book DescriptionIn this book, in which definitions and examples of abuse from men and women from every continent and a very diverse set of backgrounds are considered. The volume provides information on the extent to which family violence is a recognized problem in each country, research findings available on different forms of family violence, and information on governmental responses to family violence. Finally, the value of an international human rights approach to abuse and violence in families is considered. The book presents an unparalleled international coverage, addressing all forms of family violence in Australia and at least two countries from every other continent. Each chapter begins by describing the cultural context in which family violence and abuse take place. These sections emphasize the role of women and children in the country. Providing a multitude of voices, each chapter includes fascinating and often dramatic definitions and examples of abuse from ordinary citizens of the country. The concluding chapter elaborates on the appropriateness of a human rights approach in addressing family violence cross-nationally and cross-culturally; and provides an excellent integration of much of the material from the previous chapters. The book is intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in psychology and sociology, as well as pre-professionals and professionals in medicine, law, and social services. It has strong relevance and value to individuals training in counseling (counselor education) and clinical psychology. Because of its readable style and extensive use of quotations from citizens of the countries studied for the book, it may also appeal to a much broader audience, including a lay audience.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805842456
(229mm x 152mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 8-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kathleen M. Malley-Morrison
Family Violence in the United States, Paperback (January 2013)
Encourages students to question assumptions, evaluate information, formulate hypotheses, and design solutions to problems of family violence in the United States.
International Perspectives on Family Violence and Abuse, Paperback (July 2004)
Presents an unparalleled international coverage, addressing all forms of family violence in Australia and at least two countries from every other continent.
Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Kathleen M. Malley-Morrison
Helps students understand the complexities of defining, measuring, and preventing relationship abuse from a perspective that accurately reflects contemporary cultural diversity within the USA.
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