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Tackling men's violence in familiesNordic issues and dilemmas$
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Maria Eriksson, Marianne Hester, and Suvi Keskinen

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346032

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346032.001.0001

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Introduction: Nordic issues and dilemmas

Introduction: Nordic issues and dilemmas

(p.1) One Introduction: Nordic issues and dilemmas
Tackling men's violence in families

Eriksson Maria

Pringle Keith

Policy Press

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the increasing awareness in Nordic countries of men's violence against women and children as a social problem. This book resulted from the cooperation among a group of researchers concerned with the ways in which men's violence against women and children is tackled by Nordic welfare agencies. Its aim is to make the state of knowledge and some of the ongoing Nordic debates in research available to an English-speaking audience. The chapter then discusses image and self-image as welfare systems; the link between men's violence to women and violence to children; and Nordic family policies and the violence of fathers. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   violence against women, domestic violence, Nordic countries, social problem, welfare agencies, Nordic family policies

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