The arbiters of appropriateness: Case study of a domestic violence coalition
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Robert C. Bogdan
Violence prevention, Feminism, Domestic violence coalition
Arts and Humanities | Family, Life Course, and Society | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology | Women's Studies
Very little research has been done about domestic violence coalitions, even though they have become a central feature in the community response model. This dissertation focuses specifically on the ways that a particular coalition approaches domestic violence in their community. Using semi-structured interviews and participant observation techniques, it looks in depth about the construction of the problem of domestic violence and appropriate responses to it.
A better understanding of the nature and organization of these groups may help newly forming coalitions be more effective, as well as bringing policy makers to a better understanding of their support for these organizations.
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Housel, William Orrin, "The arbiters of appropriateness: Case study of a domestic violence coalition" (1999). Social Science - Dissertations. Paper 58.