Feminist contributions to understanding woman abuse: Myths, controversies, and realities

DeKeseredy, W (2011) Feminist contributions to understanding woman abuse: Myths, controversies, and realities. Aggression and Violent Behaviour, 16, pp. 297-302.

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Woman abuse in intimate heterosexual relationships takes different shapes and forms and is a worldwide public health problem. Many journalists, activists, and researchers, however, minimize the extent of woman abuse, sharply criticize feminist empirical, theoretical, and policy work on this issue, and disseminate myths about feminism. A key objective of this paper is to challenge these myths and respond to criticisms of feminist scholarship. Another goal is to show that some feminists use quantitative methods and that feminist techniques influence some types of conventional research, such as large-scale surveys conducted in Canada and the United States.

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ID Code: 51771
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.avb.2011.04.002
ISSN: 1359-1789
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2012 03:57
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2015 02:34

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