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Gender Based Violence: Causes and Remedies $170.00
Authors: John Simister (Economics Department, MMU Business School, U K) 
Book Description:
This book analyses domestic violence against women, inflicted by the woman’s husband or cohabiting partner. The main focus is on physical violence and sexual and emotional violence is also dicussed. The term used to describe such violence is ”Gender Based Violence” (GBV). GBV is a problem in every country; in the world as a whole, there may be over a billion women who have experienced domestic violence from their husband or male partner. For many women, such violence is a regular occurrence, and is seen as normal by many women and men. This book uses scientific data collected by household surveys, and from crime statistics; it investigates not only the prevalence of violence, but also attitudes to such violence – the extent to which a woman, and/or her partner, consider domestic violence against women to be acceptable or even appropriate in certain circumstances. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: What is ‘Gender Based Violence’ (GBV)?

Chapter 3: GBV harms women and children

Chapter 4: Prevalence of GBV worldwide

Chapter 5: Attitudes to acceptability of GBV

Chapter 6: Trends in GBV prevalence and attitudes

Chapter 7: Patriarchal culture & ‘gender deviance neutralization’ cause GBV

Chapter 8: Effects of female seclusion and nomadic pastoralism on GBV risk

Chapter 9: GBV is associated with childhood socialization

Chapter 10: GBV is bullying: a stronger person hits a weaker person

Chapter 11: GBV and women’s earnings

Chapter 12: Alcohol increases the risk of GBV

Chapter 13: GBV may be related to cortisol

Chapter 14: GBV is sometimes a response to stressful temperatures

Chapter 15: We need a global intervention to reduce GBV

Chapter 16: Conclusion

Appendix: Statistics on GBV prevalence worldwide



      Family Issues in the 21st Century
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 237, x 10 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-61942-841-6
   Status: AV
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