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Reshaping attitudes toward violence against women

Chapter


Abstract


  • Since the early 1970s, when the grassroots women's movement mounted

    its challenge to rape and domestic violence, there has been a worldwide

    revolution in societal responses to violence against women. Among the

    changes, the best known are the proliferation of community-based services

    for victims and reforms in public policy, law, policing, and health

    care. What is less well-known is whether the revolution in societal intervention

    is reflected in how ordinary citizens think about violence against

    women. However important institutional reforms are in the short term,

    they are unlikely to be sustained unless the normative climate changes

    that supports violence against women.

Authors


  •   Flood, Michael G.
  •   Pease, Bob (external author)
  •   Taylor, Natalie (external author)
  •   Webster, Kim (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Flood, M. G., Pease, B., Taylor, N. & Webster, K. 2009, 'Reshaping attitudes toward violence against women', in E. Buzawa & E. Stark (eds), Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships; Volume 4: The Media and Cultural Attitudes, Praeger Publishers, Westport, Conn.. pp. 177-198.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1021

Book Title


  • Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships; Volume 4: The Media and Cultural Attitudes

Start Page


  • 177

End Page


  • 198

Abstract


  • Since the early 1970s, when the grassroots women's movement mounted

    its challenge to rape and domestic violence, there has been a worldwide

    revolution in societal responses to violence against women. Among the

    changes, the best known are the proliferation of community-based services

    for victims and reforms in public policy, law, policing, and health

    care. What is less well-known is whether the revolution in societal intervention

    is reflected in how ordinary citizens think about violence against

    women. However important institutional reforms are in the short term,

    they are unlikely to be sustained unless the normative climate changes

    that supports violence against women.

Authors


  •   Flood, Michael G.
  •   Pease, Bob (external author)
  •   Taylor, Natalie (external author)
  •   Webster, Kim (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Flood, M. G., Pease, B., Taylor, N. & Webster, K. 2009, 'Reshaping attitudes toward violence against women', in E. Buzawa & E. Stark (eds), Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships; Volume 4: The Media and Cultural Attitudes, Praeger Publishers, Westport, Conn.. pp. 177-198.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1021

Book Title


  • Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships; Volume 4: The Media and Cultural Attitudes

Start Page


  • 177

End Page


  • 198