Family violence or woman abuse? Putting gender back into the Canadian research equation

Dragiewicz, Molly (2013) Family violence or woman abuse? Putting gender back into the Canadian research equation. In Alaggia, Ramona & Vine, Cathy (Eds.) Cruel But Not Unusual : Violence in Canadian Families [2nd. ed.]. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, ON, pp. 76-104.

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Research on violence against women has been among the most scrutinized areas in social science. From the beginning, efforts to empirically document the prevalence, incidence, and characteristics of violence against women have been hotly debated (DeKeseredy, 2011; Dragiewicz & DeKeseredy, forthcoming; Minaker & Snider, 2006). Objections that violence against women was rare have given way to acknowledgement that it is more common than once thought. Research on the outcomes of woman abuse has documented the serious ramifications of this type of violence for individual victims and the broader community. However, violence against women was not simply “discovered” by scholars in the 1960s, leading to a progressive growth of the literature. Knowledge production around violence against women has been fiercely contested, and feminist insights in particular have always been met with backlash(Gotell, 2007; Minkaer & Snider, 2006; Randall, 1989; Sinclair, 2003)...

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ID Code: 54266
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: criminology, violence, gender, domestic violence, Canada, violence against women
ISBN: 9781554588275
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Deposited On: 30 May 2013 23:27
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 08:57

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