Sex Roles (2011) 65:880–882 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0040-3 BOOK REVIEW Intimate Partner Violence: Men, Women, and the Relationship Domestic Violence and Psychology: A Critical Perspective. By Paula Nicolson, London; New York, Routledge, 2010. 203 pp. $26.95 (softcover). ISBN: 978-0-415-38372-1. Jody M. Ross Published online: 5 August 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 In her book, Domestic Violence and Psychology: A Critical she maintains that even these individual differences are Perspective, Nicolson presents a thorough, thoughtful constrained by the patriarchal nature of IPV, which is review of the history and current state of the conflicted enacted in order to “gain and maintain power over others” field of intimate partner violence (IPV) research and (p. 17). This reflects the specific scope of Nicolson’s work advocacy. This review will highlight some of the major in that it describes certain violent relationships well, strengths of Nicolson’s book, including her focus on such however; it is not representative of all, or perhaps even an important topic, the in-depth nature of Nicolson’s the majority, of these relationships. Data suggest that discussion of the history of the field, and her important, control of one’s partner may not be the primary motive practical proposals for improving the study of
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