Violence Against Women
Published January 15th 2009 by Routledge – 302 pages
Violence Against Women: Vulnerable Populations investigates under-researched and underserved groups of women who are particularly vulnerable to violent victimization from an intimate male partner. In the past, there has been an understandable reluctance to address this issue to avoid stereotyping vulnerable groups of women. However, developments in the field, particularly intersectionality theory, which recognizes women’s diversity in experiences of violence, suggest that the time has come to make the study of violence in vulnerable populations a new sub-field in the area. As the first book of its kind, Violence Against Women: Vulnerable Populations identifies where violence on vulnerable populations fits within the field, develops a method for studying vulnerable populations, and brings vital new knowledge to the field through the analysis of original data (from three large-scale representative surveys) on eight populations of women who are particularly vulnerable to violence.
"The author has a smooth, even, writing style that a lower division undergraduate audience would likely find accessible; he integrates theory, method and analysis in a manner that is direct and informative. Students should be able to understand the material without having taken a research methods course, or having conducted independent research."
1. Introduction 2. Situating Research on Vulnerable Populations within the Family Violence Field 3. Materials and Methods 4. Violence Against Cohabiting Women 5. Differing Dynamics 6. Violence in ‘The Future Traditional Family’ 7. Exploring the Link Between Homeownership Status and Violence Against Women 8. Violence Against Women in Rural and Urban Settings 9. Violence Against Aboriginal Women 10. Violence Against Immigrant Women 11. Violence Against Women with Disabilities 12. Conclusion: Assembling Pieces of an Intersectional Puzzle