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Abused men : the hidden side of domestic violence / Philip W. Cook.

By: Cook, Philip W, 1948-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xvi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780313356186 (alk. paper); 0313356181 (alk. paper); 9780313356711 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0313356718 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Abused men -- United States | Abused husbands -- United States | Abusive women -- United States | Family violence -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Abused men.DDC classification: 362.82/92
Contents:
Tables and figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Is it real?: the evidence for a significant social problem -- 2: Telling their stories: men speak out -- 3: Domestic violence trap: how to get help and find freedom from abuse -- 4: Resistance and acceptance: the challenge to understanding -- 5: Exploring new approaches to reducing domestic violence -- Appendix -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Selected resources -- Index.
Summary: From the Publisher: The first edition of Philip W. Cook's book, Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence (Praeger, 1997), drew attention and praise nationwide from individuals and from media, ranging from CNN and Fox network's The O'Reilly Factor to scholarly publications such as The Journal of Marriage and Family. On the 10th anniversary of that groundbreaking book, Cook began revising and expanding his work. The result is this second edition-a disturbing look at a trend that continues to increase. The new edition of Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence offers up-to-date data on the prevalence of intimate partner violence against men, incorporating personal interviews and cases drawn from the media. It also includes updates on law, legislation, court activity, social responses, police activity, support groups, batterer programs, and crisis intervention programs. The final chapter contains a detailed and specific description of needed reforms in the current approach to intimate partner violence, whether the victims are male or female.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-222) and index.

Tables and figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Is it real?: the evidence for a significant social problem -- 2: Telling their stories: men speak out -- 3: Domestic violence trap: how to get help and find freedom from abuse -- 4: Resistance and acceptance: the challenge to understanding -- 5: Exploring new approaches to reducing domestic violence -- Appendix -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Selected resources -- Index.

From the Publisher: The first edition of Philip W. Cook's book, Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence (Praeger, 1997), drew attention and praise nationwide from individuals and from media, ranging from CNN and Fox network's The O'Reilly Factor to scholarly publications such as The Journal of Marriage and Family. On the 10th anniversary of that groundbreaking book, Cook began revising and expanding his work. The result is this second edition-a disturbing look at a trend that continues to increase. The new edition of Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence offers up-to-date data on the prevalence of intimate partner violence against men, incorporating personal interviews and cases drawn from the media. It also includes updates on law, legislation, court activity, social responses, police activity, support groups, batterer programs, and crisis intervention programs. The final chapter contains a detailed and specific description of needed reforms in the current approach to intimate partner violence, whether the victims are male or female.

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CHOICE Review

This is the second edition of a book that introduced substantial controversy in the field of domestic violence when it was published ten years ago (1997). That book addressed the bias toward women as victims of domestic violence, demonstrating that men were as likely to be victims as women were. This new edition retains much of the first edition with information added from more recent writings and from a study conducted by the author, a noted journalist. Cook's survey of organizations with an interest in domestic violence was designed to assess the quality of information presented by these organizations regarding the scope of violence against women. The author draws much of the material he references from the public press and from organizational reports. The book reads well and is within the reach of most people. It is lightly referenced and has no easily accessible list of sources. The author makes limited use of tables and charts. Summing Up: Recommended. Public and academic libraries serving programs with an interest in domestic violence, or those seeking to develop extensive holdings in this area; all levels. R. T. Sigler emeritus, University of Alabama

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<p> Philip W. Cook is an investigative journalist who has won awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.</p>

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