Violence against Girls and Women: International Perspectives, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1440803366
  • ISBN-13: 9781440803369
  • DDC: 362.88
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 560 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Millions of women around the world-some data suggests as many as three in every four women-face violence against them throughout their lifetimes. The incidences range from the earliest stages of life with infanticide, to child trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence, to the end of life by elder abuse. This two-volume set provides a comprehensively broad treatment of the global problem of violence against women, addressing less commonly discussed subjects such as domestic violence in lesbian couples, abuse within the context of war crimes, and the incidence of violence and abuse against women internationally as compared to within the United States.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Introduction.
2: From Social Purity to Women's Liberation: A History of Violence against Women in the United States.
3: The Cycle of Violence.
4: Gendered Violence and Reproductive Issues.
5: Child Sexual Abuse Issues: Prevalence, Sequelae, Treatment, and Prevention with a Focus on Cultural and Global Perspectives.
6: The Physical Abuse of Girls: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities.
7: Female Genital Mutilation.
8: Ending Child Trafficking as a Human Rights Priority: Applying the Spectrum of Prevention as a Conceptual Framework.
9: Cyberbullying among and against Girls, Female Adolescents, and Women: National and International Trends.
10: A Global Examination of Teen Relationship Violence.
11: Males, Masculinity, and Physical and Sexual Violence against Females.
Resources for Researchers and Victims.
Volume 1 Index.
About the Editors and the Contributors.
Title Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Psychology and Sexual Harassment of Women Globally.
3: Heterosexual Domestic Violence and Honor Killings.
4: Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian Relationships.
5: Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War.
6: Violence against Women in the Workplace.
7: Expanding Perspectives on Sexual Assault: Conceptualizations and Cultural Context.
8: Sex Trafficking of Women.
9: Pornography and Violence against Women.
10: A Gender Perspective on Elder Abuse.
11: Treatment of Sexual Assault Victims.
Volume 2 Index.
About the Editors and the Contributors.