Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Praxis Safety and Accountability Audit: Practicing a “Sociology for People”

From the September issue of Violence Against Women
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The Praxis Safety and Accountability Audit: Practicing a “Sociology for People”

Jane M. Sadusky Private Consultant, Madison, WI
Rhonda Martinson Battered Women's Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN, rmartinson@bwjp.org
Kristine Lizdas Battered Women's Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN
Casey McGee Praxis International, St. Paul, MN

Abstract

Ellen Pence has crafted the Praxis Safety and Accountability Audit (Safety Audit) on the social change foundation of the battered women’s movement, the idea of a coordinated community response to domestic violence, and institutional ethnography’s emphasis on asking questions from the standpoint of people in their everyday lives. Conducted by an interagency team of advocates and practitioners, the Safety Audit uses interviews, observations, and text analysis to examine the ways in which institutions standardize and coordinate workers’ actions to produce interventions and outcomes that enhance or diminish safety for battered women and their children. With the Safety Audit, Pence has provided a new and distinctive tool for community change.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tonight - Violent man evicted from Big Brother house

Tonight - Violent man evicted from Big Brother house: "

Violent man evicted from Big Brother house
September 18, 2010

By Sheree B├ęga

Public outrage forced M-Net to boot controversial Big Brother All Stars housemate Hannington Kuteesa off the show yesterday after he hit and shoved a fellow female contestant early this week.

And the woman he hit has been banned from drinking alcohol for the rest of the series.

Civil society groups, including People Opposing Women Abuse (Powa) and the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre, criticised M-Net this week after it allowed Ugandan Kuteesa to remain in the show after an altercation with South Africa's Lerato Sengadi on Tuesday night that left her with bleeding gums, only providing the pair with a psychologist to 'guide them'."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

SAGE Books and Textbooks: Marriage and Family Counseling , Social Work with Children and Families , Social Work with Women , Sociology of Violence/Abuse, Violence/ Abuse , Sourcebook on Violence Against Women: Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey Edleson, Raquel Kennedy Bergen: SAGE the natural home for authors, editors and societies.

SAGE Books and Textbooks:

Sourcebook on Violence Against Women: Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey Edleson, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Offering current research and reflections on violence against women

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The new edition of this vital resource provides extensive coverage of the current state of research, theory, prevention, and intervention regarding violence against women. Each of the 18 chapters belongs to one of three parts: theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women, types of violence against women, or prevention and direct intervention. The editors and contributing authors have crafted their work to encourage discussion and debate and also to address issues of diversity and cultural contexts, as well as to examine inequalities of race and ethnicity, social class, physical ability, sexual orientation, and geographic location.


Intended Audience
This volume is intended for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in Violence Against Women, Family Violence (Domestic Violence, Intimate Violence, Interpersonal Violence), and Violent Crime.