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

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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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Toledo, OH, USA

Behind Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family [Jan 01, 1981] Murray a....Behind Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family [Jan 01, 1981] Murray a.... (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1981-01-01
Publisher: Anchor Books
Price: $4.97
Seller: Sperry Books, Rollinsford, NH, USA
Condition: Good
Notes: Worn cover, lightly creased spine, tight binding, clean text but for underlining on 2 pages Prompt, reliable service, shipped next business day. Int'l mailed via first class or priority.
Behind Closed Doors: Violence in the American FamilyBehind Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1981
Publisher: Anchor Books
Price: $11.00
Seller: BookHouse On-Line, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Condition: Good
Notes: Good paperback.
 
 
 
 

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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: 15704781478
  • ISBN-13: 9780385142601
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Seller: Discover Books
    Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
    Condition: Good