Family Violence in Cross-Cultural Perspective

by David Levinson

Part of the Frontiers of Anthropology Series

Family Violence in Cross-Cultural Perspective Synopsis

Levinson's study of family violence breaks new ground by taking a global perspective of this social ill. He uses ethnographic work on 90 societies to analyse the incidence, causes and correlates of family violence. Through the use of both quantitative analysis and ethnographic description, he tests the efficacy of various current theories against world-wide family violence data. Among the author's more important conclusions are that women's economic equality and independence reduces family violence and that family violence is clearly correlated with more general violence in a society.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803930766
Publication date: 12th April 1989
Author: David Levinson
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 152 pages
Categories: Crime & criminology, Sociology: family & relationships,

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