Sex Roles (2007) 57:937–939 DOI 10.1007/s11199-007-9304-3 BOOK REVIEW Family Interventions in Domestic Violence: A Handbook of Gender-Inclusive Theory and Treatment. Edited by John Hamel, J. and Tonia L. Nicholls, New York, Springer, 2007. 642 pp. $79.00. ISBN: 082610245 Kristin L. Anderson Published online: 4 October 2007 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007 The chapters within Family Interventions in Domestic What this book fails to do is that which is promised by Violence: A Handbook of Gender-Inclusive Theory and the title—to include gender. The volume does not describe Treatment present current and comprehensive reviews of theories of gender or even offer a definition of what it is the recently published research on many aspects of intimate editors mean by this concept. Thus, this book “includes” partner violence, including stalking, court-mandated bat- gender only by repeating the “but women are violent, too” terer treatment, risk assessment, and the measurement of mantra of recent anti-feminist intimate partner violence controlling behaviors. Most chapters contain informative scholarship. It seems that, by gender, the authors simply discussions of the central research findings and unresolved mean the self-reported sex of the participants being studied. questions in the literature, supported by citations to research There is
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