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To Have and To Hit CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON WIFE BEATING by Dorothy Ayers Counts



To Have and To Hit CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON WIFE BEATING by Dorothy Ayers Counts

Places the problem of wife beating in a broad cultural context i


It is imperative that these ethnographic accounts of violence against women be added to the literature, as they allow us to view this pervasive phenomenon from broader political, social, and economic perspectives. - Lori Kondora, Feminist Collections This is an excellent, long overdue book ... that should be in all psychologists
libraries, to remind them to examine how the social context that produces violence against women affects both men and women

. -Catherine Hodge McCoid, American Anthropologist Well-written and easy to read, with many case studies and field examples interspersed with theoretical perspectives to provide an insightful view for the reader of the occurrence of wife-beating... Perhaps, what is most interesting and invaluable about this text is the melding of different disciplines to produce a more comprehensive view of the phenomenon of wife beating... A well-rounded, multi-disciplinary view of a disturbing social problem. -- Jameson K. Hirsch, Women and Health

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Publication date

1st September 1999


Dorothy Ayers Counts

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University of Illinois Press


344 pages





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