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Responding to Intimate Violence against Women


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Lessons from egalitarian societies; 3. Social ties, gender beliefs and the construction of personhood; 4. Disrupting assaults; 5. Responses to disclosure and help-seeking; 6. Collusion with perpetrators; 7. Summary and conclusions; References.

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This book examines the informal social context of rape and domestic violence against women.

About the Author

Renate Klein grew up in Germany and studied psychology at the University of Marburg. Since relocating to the United States in the 1990s, Klein has collaborated with international partners on projects related to gender, culture, violence, and violence prevention. She initiated an interdisciplinary network of researchers addressing gender and violence in Europe, which has fostered international collaborations and serves as a forum for constructive debate in this field. Klein has also supported voluntary sector-led research in the United States and England, working as a research consultant for nonprofit organizations in Central Maine.

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