Woman and Violence by Barrie Levy

Women and Violence

by Barrie Levy Author

On a global scale, violence against women is so common that some experts consider it a “normal” aspect of women’s experience, yet research on the issue is often subjective and inconsistent. Women and Violence begins with an overview of the many ways women suffer from violence perpetrated because of their gender or appearance. Here, the author even-handedly considers the reasons for researchers' and activists' varying beliefs about what causes so many women to be victims of violence, and so many men to be perpetrators. Levy describes the individual and societal consequences of abuse, as well as major movement controversies. Understanding that personal values, beliefs and environment all affect an individual’s response to—and acknowledgement of—violence against women, this book addresses topics such as global perspectives on violence, controversies and debates, and social change strategies and activism. (Short Discount)