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A deafening silence : hidden violence against women and children

Author: Patrizia Romito; Janet Eastwood
Publisher: Bristol : Policy, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an analysis of male violence against women and children, covering the mechanisms society develops to conceal it. The text describes the links between discrimination and violence against women, and develops a model of male violence that rejects those too-easy explanations - 'madness', 'passion' and 'instincts'.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Romito, Patrizia.
Deafening silence.
Bristol : Policy, 2008
(OCoLC)608475057
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrizia Romito; Janet Eastwood
ISBN: 9781861349620 1861349629 1861349610 9781861349613 9786611773236 6611773231 1847422888 9781847422880
OCLC Number: 148876180
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: viii, 223 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Violence and discrimination against women --
The theoretical context --
Tactics for hiding male violence --
Hiding strategies.
Responsibility: Patrizia Romito ; translated from original Italian by Janet Eastwood.

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"Professor Romito's book brilliantly makes the case that, cross-culturally, entrenched epistemological, 'scientific' and political systems have rendered 'normal' the male abuse of females and Read more...

 
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