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NCJ Number: 158219 Find in a Library
Title: Feminist Versus Interpersonal Power Theories of Wife Abuse Revisited
Journal: Canadian Journal of Criminology  Volume:37  Issue:4  Dated:(October 1995)  Pages:567-574
Author(s): R L Lenton
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 8
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This article responds to a commentary by R. P. Dobash and R. E. Dobash (1995) on her original article discussing power versus feminist theories of wife abuse.
Abstract: This author argues that, while the interpersonal model of power does not deny the importance of sexual inequality in the study of wife abuse, it focuses too exclusively on the domestic imbalance of power between male and female partners, and fails to consider the patriarchal system which dominates society as a whole. In addition, this author believe that issues other than patriarchy -- for example, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status -- are essential for the understanding of wife abuse and other types of family violence. 1 figure, 5 notes, and 21 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Feminism; Violence causes
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