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Violence in families and intimate relationships affects a significant proportion of the population—from very young children to the elderly. Although no one is immune to violence, some groups are particularly vulnerable. Cruel but Not Unusual: Violence in Canadian Families is the first book to offer a national survey of the latest research and practice, and it reflects on the patriarchal roots and societal conditions in Canada that have led to the long-standing abuse of women and children. While feminist theories provide an overarching framework, a broad range of approaches is offered to examine and respond to critical aspects of this serious social problem. Topics include: systemic oppression of Aboriginal families and communities; violence in a francophone minority context; child corporal punishment; abuse in the lives of people with disabilities; the objectification of older adults; mother blaming; intimate violence in same-sex relationships; and new approaches to solving the problem of violence in Canadian families.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Cruel but not unusual: Violence in the Canadian family
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. I: Violence and diversity: History,culture, and oppression
  2. p. 13
  1. 1 Systemic oppression, violence, and healing in Aboriginal families and communities
  2. pp. 15-48
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  1. 2 Violence, protection, and empowerment in the lives of children and adults with disabilities
  2. pp. 49-78
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  1. 3 Is this violence? Recognizing, defining, and intervening in family violence in a francophone minority context
  2. pp. 79-98
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  1. 4 Domestic violence and child abuse: Issues for immigrant and refugee families
  2. pp. 99-126
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  1. 5 Same-sex partner abuse: Challenges to the existing paradigms of intimate violence theory
  2. pp. 127-144
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  1. II: Children growing up with violence: Context and intervention
  2. p. 145
  1. 6 Children abused, neglected, and living with violence: An overview
  2. pp. 147-176
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  1. 7 Child corporal punishment: Violence, law, and rights
  2. pp. 177-200
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  1. 8 Children's exposure to domestic violence
  2. pp. 201-236
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  1. 9 Failure to protect: Child welfare interventions when men beat mothers
  2. pp. 237-266
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  1. 10 Rendering children invisible:The forces at play during separation and divorce in the context of family violence
  2. pp. 267-324
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  1. III: Abuse of women: Context, theory, and practice
  2. p. 325
  1. 11 Framing woman abuse: A structural perspective
  2. pp. 327-370
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  1. 12 Identifying, assessing, and treating male perpetrators and abused women
  2. pp. 371-396
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  1. 13 Escaping narratives of domination: Ideas for clinical practice with women oppressed by relationship violence
  2. pp. 397-422
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  1. IV: Abuse of older adults: Context, theory, and practice
  2. p. 423
  1. 14 The abuse and neglect of older adults in Canada
  2. pp. 425-466
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  1. 15 Older people as objects, not subjects: Theory and practice in situations of elder abuse
  2. pp. 467-502
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  1. Conclusion: Future directions—Focus for change
  2. pp. 503-506
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 507-512
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 513-522
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781554580668
Related ISBN
9780889204034
MARC Record
OCLC
70251447
Pages
536
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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