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Author Lloyd, Sally A.

Title The dark side of courtship : physical and sexual aggression / Sally A. Lloyd, Beth C. Emery
Published Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, Inc., [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 179 pages) : illustrations
Series Sage series on close relationships
Sage series on close relationships.
Contents 1. "I never thought it would happen to me" : the dark side of romance -- 2. A framework for understanding physical and sexual aggression in courtship -- 3. "I wouldn't hurt you if I didn't love you so much" : the dynamics of physical aggression -- 4. "I never called it rape" : sexual aggression in dating relationships -- 5. Conclusions and implications for intervention
Summary "Blending qualitative interviews with current research findings, this book explores the "dark side" of courtship - the negative interactions that take place between dating and courting partners, most notably physical aggression and sexual exploitation. It emphasizes the importance of understanding how power dynamics, verbal aggression, interaction patterns, issues of control, and relationship dynamics are integrally tied to physical and sexual aggression. The authors also examine the contextual factors that encourage the use of physical and sexual aggression in romantic relationships and allow them to continue without necessarily bringing about the demise of the relationship. These contextual factors include patriarchal structures, the power of romance, and patterns of gender socialization." "Personal anecdotes from interviews conducted by the authors are interwoven with the interpersonal and contextual framework, as well as the extant literature on physical and sexual aggression during courtship. It is unique in its emphasis on interpersonal dynamics, as the vast majority of the literature on courtship aggression has focused on the role of personality and other intra-individual factors."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Courtship.
Dating violence.
Form Electronic book
Author Emery, Beth C.
ISBN 1452221332 (electronic bk.)
1452225796 (ebook)
9781452221335 (electronic bk.)
9781452225791 (ebook)
(acid-free paper)
(acid-free paper)
(acid-free paper)
(acid-free paper)