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Family Violence From a Global Perspective: A Strengths-Based Approach

by Sylvia M Asay, John DeFrain, Marcee Metzger and Bob Moyer SAGE Publications, Inc
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Family Violence From a Global Perspective draws on the expertise of authors from 21 countries (including Australia and New Zealand) to tell the story of domestic violence in their country, and will include a personal case study of someone who has experienced domestic violence. The editors incorporate a strengths-based perspective, which includes individual, relationship, community, and societal strengths. The book blends academic, professional, and victims' expertise to determine these strengths and analyse how they can translate into greater safety for victims and increased accountability for perpetrators, including improved policy formation and research.

Table of ContentsIntroduction - Sylvia M. Asay, John DeFrain, Marcee Metzger, Bob MoyerAfricaChapter 1: Family Violence from a Global Perspective: Strengths-Based Research and Case Studies: The Case of South Africa - Busisiwe Nkosi and Priscilla S. DanielsChapter 2: Domestic Violence in Botswana: Factors which Help Women Overcome the Abuse - Lois R. Mberengwa, Tapologo Maundeni and Kgomotso K. MoreChapter 3: Domestic Violence in Kenya: Strengths-Based Research - Jane Rose Njue, Dorothy Rombo, Laura S. Smark, Anne N. Lutomia and Lucy Wandiri MbirianjauAsiaChapter 4: Domestic Violence in a Chinese Cultural Context: Who Gets the Blame? - Yan Xia, Cixin Wang, Shuhong Luo, Haiping Wang and Xiaoyun ZhangChapter 5: Family Violence from an Indian Perspective - Lina Kashyap and Trupti PanchalChapter 6: Marital Violence in South Korea - Grace H. Chung and Sun Wha OkEuropeChapter 7: Domestic Violence against Women in Greece - Theodora Kaldi-Koulikidou and Styliani PlevrakiChapter 8: Family Violence in Moldova - Sylvia M. Asay, Valentina Bodrug-Lungu and Mihaela RobilaChapter 9: Violence in the Modern Russian Family - Vladimir I. ZubkovLatin AmericaChapter 10: Intrafamilial Violence and Social Vulnerability: A Glimpse of the Reality in Brazil - Luisa Fernanda Habigzang, Jean Von Hohendorff and Silvia H. KollerChapter 11: Family Violence in Mexico - Rosario EsteinouThe Middle EastChapter 12: Contextualizing Oppression and Family Violence in Israel: Israeli and Palestinian Experiences - Maha N. YounesNorth AmericaChapter 13: Family Violence in Canada - Nancy Nason-Clark, Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Steve McMullin and Catherine HoltmannChapter 14: Family Violence in the U.S.: A Community and a Country Respond - Marcee Metzger and Bob MoyerOceanaChapter 15: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: Striving to Address Domestic and Family Violence in Australia - Leanne Schubert, Penny Crofts and Kerri BirdChapter 16: Family Violence in Aotearoa, New Zealand - E. Catherine DickeyEpilogue - Sylvia M. Asay, John DeFrain, Marcee Metzger, Bob Moyer

Sylvia M. Asay, Ph.D., CFLE, is a Professor of Family Studies and Chair of the Family Studies and Interior Design Department at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. She received her Ph.D. in Community and Human Resources at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1998. She received her Certified Family LIfe Educator credentials through the National Council on Family Relations. Heryears of post-secondary teaching experience include such courses as Infant Development, Lifespan Development, Human Sexual Behavior, and Marriage and Family Relationships, as well as Family Resource Management.