Book Review: Violence & Gender Reexamined. Richard B. Felson, Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association; 2002. 273 pp. $39.95

Book Review: Violence & Gender Reexamined. Richard B. Felson, Washington, D.C., American... P1: GDX Sex Roles [sers] pp827-sers-464351 April 8, 2003 10:11 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 48, Nos. 9/10, May 2003 ( 2003) Book Review Violence & Gender Reexamined. Richard B. Felson, theoretical literature is quite extensive and complex. Washington, D.C., American Psychological Different interpretations of the same information are Association; 2002. 273 pp. $39.95. quite possible. One can often question the relevance of theories based on college students for understand- ing marital interactions or violence in everyday life. Richard B. Felson has written Violence & Gender Felson spends many pages outlining theoretical defi- Reexamined for a clear purpose. He is arguing against nitions of aggression, concluding that most of the ag- feminist ideas about violence against women. He ac- gression against women is instrumental. Such a view cuses feminists of having “tunnel vision” (p. 4) in contradicts the common view that much violence and their view that violence against women is motivated aggression in relationships is based on emotional ex- by sexist attitudes and a desire of men for power pression and grows out of anger (Ryan, Frieze, & and control. He further argues that “::: violence Sinclair, 1999). One of his arguments http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: Violence & Gender Reexamined. Richard B. Felson, Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association; 2002. 273 pp. $39.95

Sex Roles , Volume 48 (10) – Sep 28, 2004

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2003 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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0360-0025
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1573-2762
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10.1023/A:1023534713608
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P1: GDX Sex Roles [sers] pp827-sers-464351 April 8, 2003 10:11 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 48, Nos. 9/10, May 2003 ( 2003) Book Review Violence & Gender Reexamined. Richard B. Felson, theoretical literature is quite extensive and complex. Washington, D.C., American Psychological Different interpretations of the same information are Association; 2002. 273 pp. $39.95. quite possible. One can often question the relevance of theories based on college students for understand- ing marital interactions or violence in everyday life. Richard B. Felson has written Violence & Gender Felson spends many pages outlining theoretical defi- Reexamined for a clear purpose. He is arguing against nitions of aggression, concluding that most of the ag- feminist ideas about violence against women. He ac- gression against women is instrumental. Such a view cuses feminists of having “tunnel vision” (p. 4) in contradicts the common view that much violence and their view that violence against women is motivated aggression in relationships is based on emotional ex- by sexist attitudes and a desire of men for power pression and grows out of anger (Ryan, Frieze, & and control. He further argues that “::: violence Sinclair, 1999). One of his arguments

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