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Women's Encounters with Violence

Women's Encounters with Violence
Australian Experiences

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August 1997 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
While research findings in this volume take an Australian perspective, they extend beyond national boundaries and are pertinent to readers in all societies.

Contributors explore violence against women with disabilities, homeless women and lesbians in addition to culture-specific topics, such as injustices suffered by Australian Aboriginal women. The editors introduce the book with an overview of violence in Australian history, examining how culturally embedded laws and customs have aided the oppression of women. They stress that those involved in strategies for prevention should bear in mind political and social policies that may impede progress.

Sandy Cook and Judith Bessant
Australian History, Policy and Denial
Violence against Women

Lesley Chenoweth
Violence and Women with Disabilities
Silence and Paradox

Lee FitzRoy
Mother/Daughter Rape
A Challenge for Feminism

Gail Mason
(Hetero)sexed Hostility and Violence toward Lesbians
Linda Hancock
Aboriginality and Lawyering
Problems of Justice for Aboriginal Defendants Focus on Partner Homicide Cases

Jocelynne A Scutt
Judicial Bias
Confronting Prejudice in the Courtroom

Julie Stubbs
Shame, Defiance and Violence against Women
A Critical Analysis of `Communitarian' Conferencing

Thérèse McCarthy
Rethinking Theories of Victimology
Men's Violence against Women

Melissa Lucashenko
Violence against Indigenous Women
Private and Public Dimensions

Susanne Davies
Women, War and the Violence of History
An Australian Perspective

Adrian Howe
Men's Violence in the News
The War against Women

Suzanne E Hatty
The Violence of Displacement
The Problematics of Survival for Homeless Young Women

Kerry Carrington
Governing Sexual Violence
Criminalization and Citizenship


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