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Title Understanding abuse : partnering for change / edited by Mary Lou Stirling [and others].
Imprint Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, 2004.

Subject Women -- Violence against -- Canada.
Girls -- Violence against -- Canada.
Abused women -- Canada.
Alt Name Stirling, Mary Lou.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 326 pages)
Contents Foreword / Anne Crocker, the Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain -- Introduction / Baukje Miedema, Nancy Nason-Clark -- Gramma's Theory / Sheree Fitch -- Building Collaborative, Action-Oriented Research Teams / E. Sandra Byers, Deborah Harrison -- The Beckoning / Sheree Fitch -- Abuse in a Rural and Farm Context / Deborah Doherty, Jennie Hornosty -- What Rhoda Remembers about the First Five Minutes / Sheree Fitch -- Keeping It Confidential: A Struggle for Transition Houses / Carmen Poulin, Lynne Gouliquer, Bette Brazier, Judy Hughes, Bev Brazier, Rina Arseneault, Sarah MacAulay, Lynne Theriault -- Karen's Normal Work Schedule / Sheree Fitch -- Working with Abuse: Workplace Responses to Family Violence / E. Joy Mighty -- In the Still Dark / Sheree Fitch -- Children and Partner Abuse in New Brunswick Law: How Responsibilities Get Lost in Rights / Linda C. Neilson -- Attention! / Sheree Fitch -- The Canadian Forces' Response to Woman Abuse in Military Families / Deborah Harrison -- Learning a Second Language / Sheree Fitch -- Gendered Silence: Immigrant Women's Access to Legal Information about Woman Abuse / Sandra Wachholz, Baukje Miedema -- Here Also What I Say / Sheree Fitch -- Building Bridges between Churches and Community Resources: An Overview of the Work of the Religion and Violence Research Team / Nancy Nason-Clark, Lois P. Mitchell, Lori G. Beaman -- Smalltown, Anywhere / Sheree Fitch -- Private Matters and Public Knowledge in Rural Communities: The Paradox / Arlene Haddon, Marilyn Merritt-Gray, Judith Wuest.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The more we learn about family violence, the more it becomes apparent that it is a complex and multifaceted issue. Family violence is more than woman abuse. It is also more than child abuse, sibling abuse, parent abuse, or elder abuse. It is all of these violations and more. Nevertheless, family violence is gendered; most abused victims are female and most perpetrators are male. Family violence is not merely personal. It is also a consequence of social inequality, and in that sense is socially constructed. Based on research projects conducted over ten years, Understanding Abuse profiles the work done by researchers of issues related to woman abuse and family violence. The contributors demonstrate the strength of community-based, action-oriented collaborations by carefully identifying the multiplicity of causes, clearly articulating the issues raised by abused women, and seeking to identify realistic solutions. Not only does this work provide invaluable information for policy makers on successful versus unsuccessful programs to prevent violence, it also provides academic and community researchers with detailed data on the intricacies of academic-community action research partnerships.
ISBN 9781442682870 (electronic bk.)
1442682876 (electronic bk.)
0802036929 (bound)
0802085067 (pbk.)
OCLC # 244767367
Additional Format Print version: Understanding abuse. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2004 9780802036926 (DLC) 2004381629 (OCoLC)52455663

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