The Social Dynamics of Family Violence by Angela Hattery
The Soical Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence

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This compelling text explores family violence throughout the life course, with special attention to the social character and institutional causes of family violence. From child abuse and neglect to intimate partner violence and elder abuse, Hattery and Smith ask students to consider how social inequality, especially gender inequality, contributes to tensions and explosive tendencies in family settings. Students learn about individual preventative measures and are also invited to question the justice of our current social structure, with implications for social policy and reorganization. Hattery and Smith pepper the text with evocative case studies from their own research and illuminating stories published in mainstream media. Unique coverage of same-sex couples and multicultural couples, as well as of theory and methods, make this text an essential element of any course considering the sociology of family violence.
 

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Angela J. Hattery, PhD holds the Zachary T. Smith Reynolds AAngela J. Hattery, PhD holds the Zachary T. Smith Reynolds Associate Professorship in Sociology and Women & Gender Studissociate Professorship in Sociology and Women & Gender Studies at Wake Forest University. She completed her B.A. at Carles at Wake Forest University. She completed her B.A. at Carleton College and her M.S. and PhD at the University of Wiscoeton College and her M.S. and PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining the faculty of Wake Forest in 19nsin-Madison before joining the faculty of Wake Forest in 1998. Her research focuses on social stratification, gender, f98. Her research focuses on social stratification, gender, family, and race. She is the author of numerous articles, booamily, and race. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and books, including another Sage book: Women, Wk chapters, and books, including another Sage book: Women, Work, and Family: Balancing and Weaving (2001). Her forthcomiork, and Family: Balancing and Weaving (2001). Her forthcoming book Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships will appeng book Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships will appear in 2007. ar in 2007. Earl Smith, PhD, is Professor of Sociology and the Rubin Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies at Wake Forest University. He is the Director of the Wake Forest University American Ethnic Studies Program. Dr. Smith is the former Chairperson of the Department of Sociology, Wake Forest University, from 1997-2005. Prior to his appointment at Wake Forest University, Professor Smith was the Dean, Division of Social Science at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, Washington. He also served as Chairperson of the Department of Sociology at PLU. Professor Smith has numerous publications (books, articles, book chapters etc) in the area of professions, social stratification, family, urban sociology, and has published extensively in the area of the sociology of sport. His most recent book, Race, Sport and the American Dream will be published by Carolina Academic Press in the autumn of 2006.
 
Published March 6, 2012 by Westview Press. 432 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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