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Ann Marie Bissessar: The University of the West Indies

Chapter Chapter 1 in Gender and Domestic Violence in the Caribbean, 2021, pp 1-7 from Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract: Abstract Domestic violence, interpersonal violence, intimate partner violence, or gender-based violence continues to be a social problem that is rarely understood or discussed in many parts of society, worldwide. The same holds true in the Anglophone Caribbean. Most Caribbean societies are patriarchal in nature, as most men govern and create the political and economic landscape where citizens live. For the purpose of this book, we will use the term domestic violence. This edited book brings together reputable scholars of rigorous academic research from various disciplines (e.g. political science, law, linguistics, criminology, nursing, social work, and psychology) to clearly explain the conceptual definition of domestic violence within the Latin American and Caribbean region’s socio-political context. It will highlight who are the perpetrators as well as the victims of domestic violence and the consequences of allowing domestic violence to perpetuate in the region.

Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-73472-5_1

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