12 Power & Violence

12 Power & Violence - Power and Violence Overview...

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Power and Violence
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Overview Sources of Data on Family Violence Illustration Warning Signs Myths of Domestic Violence
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Definitions of Power Power - The ability to exercise one’s will 1. Personal - power over oneself 2. Social – over the wills of others 3. Intimate Partner Power – power over partner
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Intimate Partner (Conjugal) Power 1. Decision making Who gets to make decision in family/household: person w/ greatest power 2. Division of labor Greater power translates into less household labor 3. Sense of empowerment Feelings of freedom about raising an issue w/ spouse; asking for change
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Gender Differences Even in egalitarian marriages, husbands have more conjugal power (w/in relationship) Resource hypothesis – spouse w/ more resources has more power in marriage husbands have more resources therefore more power higher edu, higher paying jobs, more likely to work outside home = more access = more resources.
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2 Research Perspectives & 2 Types of Violence 1. Family violence perspective Common couple Violence/Situational Couple Violence Violence was related to conflict episode within relationship 2. Feminisit perspective Partriarchial (intimate) Terrorism Husbands have power/ control and use violence as way to control spouse Sources of data influence stats reported!
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2 Types of Violence 1. Common couple violence (aka Situational Couple Violence) – CCV Family Violence Perspective Mutual violence: men and women are equally likely to be
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