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Title: Political and Methodological Debates in Wife Abuse Research (From Feminist Perspectives on Wife Abuse, P 28-50, 1988, Kersti Yllo and Michelle Bograd, eds. -- See NCJ-119043)
Author(s): K Yllo
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this chapter is to explore the methodological debates between mainstream and feminist researchers and activists.
Abstract: Extensive research by nonfeminists focuses on families and wife abuse as part of a system of interaction. Since this does not take gender or power into account as central factors, the focus is not truly feminist. Two research projects regarding wife abuse are discussed: a quantitative analysis of secondary data on family violence, considered patriarchal in its methodology and in-depth interviews with women who were victims of physical abuse and rape in their marriages, regarded as feminist. The development of the connection between scientific objectivity and masculinity and its importance in patriarchal society are discussed. Controversies in the study of wife abuse include the argument that battering is an individual rather than social problem, that it is a family issue rather than a gender issue, and the separation of thought from feeling between mainstream researchers and activists in the battered women's movement (experts v. nonexperts). 29 references.
Main Term(s): Battered wives
Index Term(s): Abused women; Domestic assault; Research methods
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