This is an exciting and innovative book which provides a thorough introduction to contemporary social theory by examining the way in which the widespread existence of violence against women is explored.
A wide range of theories from liberalism to evolutionary psychology are considered culminating in the development of a distinctive feminist realist position.
The theories discussed are tested against a large-scale survey, the findings of which challenge many conventional wisdoms as to the patterning of violence in contemporary society.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 260 pages, XI, 260 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave USA
- Publication Date: 05/09/2000
- Category: Gender studies, gender groups
- ISBN: 9780312231576
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