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Family Violence in Cross-Cultural Perspective by David Levinson
  

Family Violence in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Part of the Frontiers of Anthropology Series

Synopsis

Family Violence in Cross-Cultural Perspective by David Levinson

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st February 1989

Author

David Levinson

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
152 pages

Categories

Crime & criminology
Sociology: family & relationships

ISBN

9780803930766

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