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Published: 01 October 2010

234 Pages | 7 figures, 11 b/w tables

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195429817

Bookseller Code (06)

Violence Against Women in Canada

Research and Policy Perspectives

Author Holly Johnson and Myrna Dawson

Themes in Canadian Sociology

  • 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.
  • Provides extensive coverage, including sometimes overlooked issues relating to sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and femicide.
  • 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.
  • Offers in-depth yet succinct, focused coverage.
  • 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.
  • First-person accounts of violence help students understand the material through real people and events.
  • Writing style is clear and engaging even when presenting complex methodological details.
  • Standalone chapters - 'Theoretical Debates' (Ch 2) and 'Methods of Measuring Violence Against Women' (Ch 3)-offer extensive treatment of both theoretical and practical concerns.
  • 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.
  • Integrates analysis of the ongoing impact of colonization, exposing students to this important issue.
  • 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.