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Women at Risk: Domestic Violence and Women′s Health
PART ONE: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES Medicine and Patriarchal Violence Imagining Woman Battering Social Knowledge, Social Theory and Patriarchal Benevolence PART TWO: HEALTH CONSEQUENCES Women andExpand
Women and Children at Risk: A Feminist Perspective on Child Abuse
Viewing child abuse through the prism of woman battering reveals that both problems originate in conflicts over gender identity and male authority. Data indicate that men, not women, typically commitExpand
Medicine and Patriarchal Violence: The Social Construction of a “Private” Event
Our objectives are to describe the pattern of abuse associated with battering and to evaluate the contribution of the medical system and of broader social forces to its emergence. A pilot study ofExpand
Physicians and domestic violence: challenges for prevention.
Violence among Intimates
This chapter will describe how domestic violence is distributed in various populations, identify its demographic features, and distinguish its etiology, insofar as this is possible, by comparingExpand
Killing the Beast within: Woman Battering and Female Suicidality
This article explores the importance of woman battering for female suicidality, with special attention to the link among black women. Suicidality has classically been framed with a distinctly maleExpand
Violence, values, and gender.
"I want to do a study of battered women." "Fine. There are data from the rape crisis team in the ED that need to be pulled together." "No, not rape. I want to study battered women." "What's aExpand
Learning from the paradoxes of domestic violence.
"The assailant called the police after his wife had placed a call for help to show her that 'nobody was going to come.' When the police arrived, the victim initially denied that she had beenExpand
From Public Health to Personal Health: Violence against Women across the Life Span
  • A. Flitcraft
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • 15 November 1995
One hundred years ago, 90% of childhood deaths were caused by natural causes; this figure has steadily decreased. By 1985, only 36% of all childhood deaths were due to natural causes, and only 25% ofExpand
Woman-Battering, Child Abuse and Social Heredity: What is the Relationship?
This paper explores the relationship between child abuse and woman-battering. In so doing the authors test and reject the hypothesis, common in the violence literature, that ‘violence begetsExpand
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