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Battered Women in Korean Immigrant Families : The Silent Scream

Battered Women in Korean Immigrant Families : The Silent Scream (Garland Library of Sociology)
Author: Young I. Song
ISBN: 0815313209

Current myths about Asian Americans as quiet, nonproblematic, and self-managing ignore the problems faced by Korean immigrant battered women. Wife abuse is no stranger to Korean culture. This book provides insights on how Korean immigrant families' cultural conflict during their adjustment period often brings out wife abuse in their homes. The author cites attitudes toward traditionalism as a significant contributing factor, noting that couples who adhere to rigid sex-roles are more violent than couples who are less rigid. The author also illustrates differences between battered and nonbattered groups with regard to stress-evoking factors and reviews patterns in crisis management and problem-solving methods reported by battered Korean women. This is a volume that will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, and feminists.


Behind Closed Doors : Domestic Violence in India

Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence in India
Author: Rinki Bhattacharya
ISBN: 0761932380

This powerful book deals with the complex problem of domestic violence in India. Based on the narratives of 17 women from diverse socioeconomic and caste backgrounds, the author locates the problem in the larger societal context and analyzes a range of physical, psychological, non-physical, social and cultural aspects of the abuse of women.


Breaking the Silence: Domestic Violence in the South Asian-American Community

Breaking the Silence: Domestic Violence in the South Asian-American Community
Author: Sandhya Nankani (Editor)
ISBN: 0738843431

Brings together the voices of community activists, scholars, artists, and survivors to discuss the realities and effects of domestic violence on America's South Asian community. Through a multi-faceted lens of academia, activism, and art, Breaking the Silence unites the voices of individuals and domestic violence interest groups engaged in consciousness-raising and service-provision activities within the South Asian-American community.


Domestic Violence in Asian American Communities: A Cultural Overview

Domestic Violence in Asian American Communities: A Cultural Overview
Author: Tuyen D. Nguyen
ISBN: 0739108581

Domestic violence in Asian American communities remains a rarely discussed, yet pervasive problem. With eight chapters, each dedicated to a different Asian American community, the essays in this volume explore the factors involved in domestic violence in specific communities. This unique project will provide an indispensable tool for scholars and researchers in social work and family studies who want to better understand the complexities of serving this growing and diverse population.


Endangered Daughters: Discrimination and Development in Asia (2000).
Author: Elisabeth Croll ISBN: 0415247640

Paints a picture of daughter discrimination across Asia today, from excessive child mortality to the witholding of health care and education on the basis of gender. Reveals that, in China, India and across Asia, daughter discrimination is actually on the increase despite rising economic development, declining fertility and the generally improved status of women.


Speaking the Unspeakable: Marital Violence Among South Asian Immigrants in the United States

Speaking the Unspeakable: Marital Violence Among South Asian Immigrants in the United States
Author: Margaret Abraham
ISBN: 0813527937

Explains how immigration status, cultural assumptions, and unfamiliarity with American social, legal, economic, and other institutions-coupled with stereotyping from mainstream society-make these women especially vulnerable to abuse. Shows the individual strategies of resistance to abusers as well as the pivotal role South Asian organizations play in helping these women escape abusive relationships.


Violence Against Women in Asian Societies

Violence Against Women in Asian Societies
Author: Lenore Manderson, Linda Rae Bennett ISBN: 0700717420

Violence against women is a violation of women's human rights and a priority public health issue. It is endemic worldwide. While much has been written about it in industrialized societies, there has been relatively little attention given to such violence in Asian societies. This book addresses the structural and interpersonal violences to which women are subject, both under conditions of conflict and disruption, and where civil society is relatively ordered. It explores sexual violence and coercion, domestic violence, and violence within the broader community and the state, avoiding sensationalised accounts of so-called cultural' practices in favour of nuanced explorations of violences as experienced in Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, and India.


Women and Law in India: An Omnibus comprising Law and Gender Inequality, Enslaved Daughters, Hindu Women and Marriage Law

Women and Law in India: An Omnibus comprising Law and Gender Inequality, Enslaved Daughters, Hindu Women and Marriage Law
Authors: Flavia Agnes, Sudhir Chandra, Monmayee Basu
ISBN: 0195667670

This volume is 3 books, published as one. The common thread that unites the three books is mapping the issue of equality before law and various issues relating to women's rights, social justice, and empowerment. Chandra reveals the inner working of the legal system and studies the conflicting and overlapping ideologies which underpinned it. Basu analyses Hindu marriage laws to explain women's position in society. Agnes takes up the newer/contemporary struggles for reforms related to women. Her work interweaves numerous perspectives into a meaningful whole. The analysis is backed by facts and cases.


Women for Afghan Women: Shattering Myths and Claiming the Future (2002).
Author: Sunita Mehta ISBN: 1403960178

Collaborative attempt to write history, to bring greater awareness to the issues of Afghanistan and Afghan women, and to promote the agency of Afghan women in issues that impact their lives. The book includes a variety of female voices, highlighting a unifying desire to come together as women and share, network, and strategize for change.