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£32.99

Paperback

Published: 26 August 2010

234 Pages | 7 Figures; 11 Tables (b/w)

ISBN: 9780195429817


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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Violence Against Women in Canada

Research and Policy Perspectives

Holly Johnson and Myrna Dawson

Themes in Canadian Sociology

  • Canadian. Drawing mainly on Canadian research and written by two well-known and -respected Canadian experts, this comprehensive text offers students an overview of violence against women in a Canadian context.
  • Wide-ranging issues. Provides extensive coverage, including sometimes overlooked issues relating to sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and femicide.
  • Multiple perspectives. Issues are analyzed from multiple perspectives and levels, including individual, psychological, and social factors to give students a broad understanding of various situations relating to the topic.
  • Concise. Offers in-depth yet succinct, focused coverage.
  • Detailed analysis. Theoretical explanations, empirical research, and an examination of legal and social policy responses offer students a comprehensive look at the issues pertaining to gender and violence in Canada.
  • 'Hearing the Voices of Women' boxes. First-person accounts of violence help students understand the material through real people and events.
  • Accessible. Writing style is clear and engaging even when presenting complex methodological details.
  • Theory and methods. Standalone chapters - 'Theoretical Debates' (Ch 2) and 'Methods of Measuring Violence Against Women' (Ch 3)-offer extensive treatment of both theoretical and practical concerns.
  • Historical introduction. A detailed discussion of the history of law reform initiatives and the evolution of gender neutral terminology (Ch 1) provides students with a solid foundation on the many issues surrounding women and violence.
  • Coverage of Aboriginal women's experience. Integrates analysis of the ongoing impact of colonization, exposing students to this important issue.
  • Outstanding pedagogy. Learning objectives, key terms bolded at first use, boxed features, chapter summaries, questions for critical thinking, suggestions for further reading, web links, and a glossary help students understand important concepts.
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