Violence against Women: A Disciplinary Debate and Challenge

Citation

Keating, Barbara (2015). Violence against Women: A Disciplinary Debate and Challenge. The Sociological Quarterly. vol. 56 (1) pp. 108-124

Abstract

Forty years of research, theory, legislation, and programming have not reduced the high rates of either violence against women or intimate partner violence. Social science researchers, polarized into Family Violence and Feminist perspectives, are mired in the debate over gender symmetry and its implications. Recommendations include (1) integrating the two perspectives, (2) incorporating the work on family strengths, youth resilience and developmental assets, (3) strengthening interdisciplinary connections including religious studies, and (4) integrating research, teaching, and activism for long-term, primary prevention. A three-model typology of activism includes education, common cause, and confrontation strategies.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tsq.12075

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

The Sociological Quarterly

Author(s)

Keating, Barbara

Year Published

2015

Volume Number

56

Issue Number

1

Pages

108-124

ISSN/ISBN

1533-8525

DOI

10.1111/tsq.12075

Reference ID

5395