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Author DeKeseredy, Walter S., 1959-

Title Woman abuse on campus : results from the Canadian national survey / Walter S. DeKeseredy, Martin D. Schwartz
Published Thousand Oaks ; London : Sage, [1998]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.88 Dek/Wao  AVAILABLE
Description x,212 pages : forms, portraits ; 23 cm
Series Sage series on violence against women ; vol.5
Sage series on violence against women ; vol.5
Contents 1. The Historical, Social, and Political Context of the Canadian National Survey on Woman Abuse in Dating -- 2. The Incidence and Prevalence of Woman Abuse in Canadian Courtship -- 3. "But Women Do It Too": The Meanings of and Motives for Women's Use of Violence -- 4. Risk Factors and Dating Abuse -- 5. Progressive Policy Proposals -- App. A. The Methodology of the CNS -- App. B. Female Version: Male-Female Dating Relationships Questionnaire -- App. C. Male Version: Male-Female Dating Relationships Questionnaire
Summary As a tool to increase awareness and provide critical study findings, Woman Abuse on Campus is an ideal supplementary text for courses in gender studies, criminology/criminal justice, sociology, social work, counseling/clinical psychology, family studies, education, and public health
Through an accessible overview of the recent Canadian National Survey on Woman Abuse in Dating Relationships, authors Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz expose a "hidden campus curriculum" that exists to maintain gender inequalities. Sexist messages, both subtle and implicit, not only foster an atmosphere of fear and insecurity but also serve as a powerful means of social control. Providing a wake-up call to North American college campuses, Woman Abuse on Campus opens up the doors for change by examining the incidence and prevalence of woman abuse in courtship, the reaction against women's use of self-defense, factors that increase the risk of dating abuse, and education and awareness programs that respond to the problem
Bibliography Includes bibliography and index
Subject Acquaintance rape -- Canada.
Dating violence -- Canada.
Victims of crimes surveys -- Canada.
Women college students -- Abuse of -- Canada.
Women college students -- Crimes against -- Canada.
Author Schwartz, Martin D.
LC no. 97021054
ISBN 0761905669 (paperback)
0761905677 (paperback)