Violence Against Women and the Community

Violence Against Women and the Community Sex Roles (2012) 66:568–570 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0113-3 BOOK REVIEW Gender Attitudes and Violence against Women. By Melinda R. York, El Paso, TX, LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2011. 157 pp. $65.00 (hardcover). ISBN: 978-1-59332-463-6 Yasuko Morinaga Published online: 13 January 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 Melinda York does a great job of examining the roles that attitudes and violence against women; the interaction of gender attitudes and social capital play in explaining the social capital with gender role attitudes; and the comparison predictors of violence against women at the community of gender role attitudes between men and women regarding level. Her cross-sectional study includes 27 counties across the prediction of violence against women. In Chapter 2 she the United States and uses two large datasets regarding a describes U.S. society as permeated with patriarchy, which digital archive of telephone interview market surveys and frequently is regarded as a “fundamental reason for male officially reported incidents of sexual and physical assaults. aggressiveness and an inclination” toward violence against Unlike many researchers with an interest in predicting vio- women (p.15). Men’s violence often is directed against lence against women (e.g., Berkel et al. 2004; Heckert and people with the least power such as Sex Roles Springer Journals

Violence Against Women and the Community

Sex Roles , Volume 66 (8) – Jan 13, 2012

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