Cruel but Not Unusual

Cruel but Not Unusual

Violence in Canadian Families

Book - 2006
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Violence in families and intimate relationships affects a significant proportion of the population--from very young children to the elderly. Although no one is immune to violence, some groups are particularly vulnerable. Cruel but Not Unusual: Violence in Canadian Families is the first book to offer a national survey of the latest research and practice, and it reflects on the patriarchal roots and societal conditions in Canada that have led to the long-standing abuse of women and children. While feminist theories provide an overarching framework, a broad range of approaches is offered to examine and respond to critical aspects of this serious social problem. Topics include: systemic oppression of Aboriginal families and communities; violence in a francophone minority context; child corporal punishment; abuse in the lives of people with disabilities; the objectification of older adults; mother blaming; intimate violence in same-sex relationships; and new approaches to solving the problem of violence in Canadian families.

Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9780889204034
Branch Call Number: 362.82920971 C955
Characteristics: xii, 522 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Alaggia, Ramona 1957-
Vine, Cathy 1958-


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