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Behind Closed Doors : Violence in the American Family
by Straus, Murray A.

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The marriage license as a hitting license, child abuse, sibling war is the powerful message of "Behind Closed Doors". The book is grounded in the unprecedented national survey of the extent, patterns, and causes of violence in the American family. Based on a seven-year study of over 2,000 families, the authors provide landmark insights into this phenomenon of violence and what causes Americans to inflict it on their family members. The authors explore the relationship between spousal abuse and child abuse as well as abuse between siblings, violence by children against their parents, and the causes and effects of verbal abuse. Taken together, their analysis provides a vivid picture of how violence is woven into the fabric of family life and why the hallmark of family life is both love and violence. This is a comprehensive, highly readable account of interest to both the professional and the lay-person on an important topic, which concerns the social well-being of us all.

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Baileys Bibliomania Bookstore
Ellensburg, WA, USA

Behind Closed Doors: Violence in the American FamilyBehind Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 1980
Publisher: Anchor Books
Price: $8.00
Seller: Anne Foster Books, Lawton, Mi, USA
Description: 301 p. Audience: General/trade.
Condition: Good in good dust jacket. Ex-library.
 
 
 

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Overview

The marriage license as a hitting license, child abuse, sibling war is the powerful message of "Behind Closed Doors". The book is grounded in the unprecedented national survey of the extent, patterns, and causes of violence in the American family. Based on a seven-year study of over 2,000 families, the authors provide landmark insights into this phenomenon of violence and what causes Americans to inflict it on their family members. The authors explore the relationship between spousal abuse and child abuse as well as abuse between siblings, violence by children against their parents, and the causes and effects of verbal abuse. Taken together, their analysis provides a vivid picture of how violence is woven into the fabric of family life and why the hallmark of family life is both love and violence. This is a comprehensive, highly readable account of interest to both the professional and the lay-person on an important topic, which concerns the social well-being of us all.

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  • PID: 15441152638
  • ISBN-13: 9780385142595
  • Publisher: Doubleday
  • Seller: Baileys Bibliomania Bookstore
    Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Hello. Welcome to our small, family-owned bookstore. First Anchor Press (Doubleday) Edition, written by Murray A. Straus, Richard Gelles, and Suzanne Steinmetz. Copyright by authors Straus and Gelles. Hardcover with dust jacket. The jacket has wear on the edges and spine/back strip, including one 1" long tear. The Book itself is Like New Red cover. black quarter-binding. Mini-deckle fore-edge. Unread. Clean. 301 pages, includes index. ISBN 0385142595. Packaged using bubble wrap and a sturdy cardboard box. Tracking number provided for no extra cost. Thanks for checking out this book from our small town brick-and-mortar and supporting a small business.