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Understanding and Dealing With Violence

Understanding and Dealing With Violence
A Multicultural Approach

November 2002 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

How are we to deal with personal and social violence? Given the global reality of daily homicide, rape, torture, and war, more individuals may be considering this question than ever before.

Understanding and Dealing with Violence: A Multicultural Approach situates violence within a social, cultural, and historical context. Edited by distinguished scholars Barbara C. Wallace and Robert T. Carter, this unique volume explores historical factors, socialization influences, and the historical and contemporary dynamics between the oppressed and the oppressor. State-of-the-art research guides a diverse group of psychologists, educators, policy-makers, religious leaders, community members, victims, and perpetrators in finding viable solutions to violence.

This timely guide examines many forms of violence including

    • International violence from war and torture
    • School and urban violence
    • The rape experience of women
    • Violence against gays, lesbians, and bisexuals
    • Hate crimes against Blacks, Latinos, and Asians
    • Systemic violence against people with disabilities

Understanding and Dealing with Violence: A Multicultural Approach offers a comprehensive theory of violence as a psychology of oppression, liberation, and identity development. Readers will understand how invisible violence may precede visible violence, and how the oppressed are transformed into oppressors. Blending scholarly and personal perspectives on ethnic cleansing, physical and sexual assault, terrorism, and police brutality, an inclusive group of contributors fuel hope that humanity can break the cycle of violence.

An indispensable resource for psychologists, educators, researchers, and mental health clinicians, Understanding and Dealing with Violence: A Multicultural Approach is also an ideal primer for undergraduate and graduate students in courses on violence, peace studies, and conflict resolution.

I. Understanding and Dealing with Violence Through a Psychology of Oppression, Liberation, and Identity Development
Barbara C. Wallace
1. A Multicultural Approach to Violence: Toward a Psychology of Oppression, Liberation, and Identity Development
Barbara C. Wallace, Robert T. Carter, Jose E. Nanin, Richard Keller, & Vanessa Alleyne
2. Identity Development for "Diverse and Different Others": Integrating Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, and Identity Theories for Race, People of Color, Sexual Orientation, and Disability
II. Understanding and Dealing with Hate, Hate Crimes, and Hate Violence
Karla Fleshman
3. Understanding and Dealing with Spiritual Violence: Preaching, Testifying, and Gandhi's Satyagrapha as Tools in the Queer Social Justice Movement'
Edward Dunbar
4. The Psychological Spectrum of Prejudice: Challenges in Assessment and Intervention with Persons Who Hate and Harm
Darryl Hill
5. Genderism, Transphobia, and Gender-Bashing: A Framework for Interpreting Anti-Transgender Violence
Eric L. Kohatsu & Toshi Sasao
6. Perceived Racism, Racial Environments, and Hate Violence Against Asian Americans
III. Understanding and Dealing with Violence in University Settings
Tom Schiff
7. Developing Men's Leadership to Challenge Sexism and Violence: Working in University Settings to Develop "Pro-Feminist, Gay-Affirmative, and Male-Positive" Men
Helen A. Neville, Mary J. Heppner, & Lisa B. Spanierman
8. Sexual Violence Against African American Women: General and Cultural Factors Influencing Rape Treatment and Prevention Strategies in University Settings
Maria Torres-Guzman
9. Preparing Teachers to Recognize and Confront Symbolic Violence in Bilingual Education: Understanding and Dealing with Violence Against Latino Youth
IV. Understanding and Dealing With Youth Violence
Elizabeth Sparks
10. African American Males Living in Violent Communities: Coping with Interpersonal, Assaultive Violence
Maria Volpe & Delores Jones-Brown
11. Conflict Resolution Approaches to the Reduction of Adolescent Violence: Collaborative Problem Solving, Negotiation, and Peer Mediation Initiatives
V. Understanding and Dealing with International Victims of Violence and Torture
Ashraf Kagee
12. Political Torture in South Africa: Psychological Considerations in the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Survivors
Hawthorne Smith
13. Despair, Resilience, and the Meaning of Family: Group Therapy with French-Speaking African Survivors of Torture

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