shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Nov 20th - Essential Skills for the New Supervisor: Making the successful transition to supervisor [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Nov 20th - The Canadian Mental Health Summit: Advanced Interventions & Strategies for Frontline Professionals [jack hirose & associates inc and Sunshine Coast Health Centre]
Nov 20th - Certificate for New Supervisors: Develop and enhance your supervisory skills in the Health and Human Service sector [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Nov 21st - Complex Trauma Revisited: An Evolving Model of Emotional, Cognitive and Relational Processing [Leading Edge Seminars]
Nov 22nd - Child Development Update 2019 [U of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Domestic Violence and Sexuality: What's Love Got To Do with It?
Donovan, Catherine and Marianne Hester
Policy Press / Softcover / 2015-11-01 / 1447307445
Domestic Violence / Gender Studies
reg price: $71.50 our price: $ 64.35
256 pages
In Stock (Ships within one business day)

This book provides the first detailed discussion of domestic violence and abuse in same-sex relationships, offering a unique comparison between same-sex and heterosexual contexts. Catherine Donovan and Marianne Hester examine how experiences of domestic violence and abuse are shaped by gender, sexuality, and age, seeking to understand what factors drive victims to seek—or not seek—help. Employing a methodology that includes both quantitative and qualitative research, they provide a new framework of analysis—what they call “practices of love”—that challenges heteronormative models of engaging domestic violence in research, policy, and practice.

Reviews and Endorsements:

“Domestic Violence and Sexuality changes the public story about domestic violence. The heart of the book is the rich trove of interviews in which female and male identified survivors reflect on their experience. Respectful, often heartbreaking, and always instructive, this work sets a gold standard for how we understand domestic abuse in same-sex relationships.”

— Evan Stark, Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration

“Donovan and Hester present compelling new research that explores love and violence in both same-sex and heterosexual relationships. We see the impact of societal and cultural beliefs on experiences of domestic violence across different genders and sexualities. This is essential reading for researchers and practitioners who want to stop partner abuse and promote respectful and equal relationships.”

— Janice Ristock, University of Manitoba

“This book is not just about domestic violence and abuse in same-sex relationships, although its contributions in that arena would be more than enough for me to call it a ‘must read.’ Beyond that, Donovan and Hester’s analysis of their data in terms of both power/control and practices of love provides insights that go beyond same-sex relationships and beyond intimate partner violence.”

— Michael P. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University

About the Authors:

Catherine Donovan is professor of social relations at the University of Sunderland. She is coauthor of Families of Choice and Other Life Experiments.

Marianne Hester is professor of gender, violence, and international policy at the University of Bristol.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2019

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
Hours: 9-6 M-W / 9-7 Th-F / 10-6 Sat / 12-5 Sun EST

Click here to read previous issues.
related events
Woman Abuse Conference
other lists
Caversham 2016 Catalogue Titles
Domestic Violence
Gender Studies
H - Family & Couples 2016
University Presses