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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2016, Vol. 12(2) 64-77

Racializing intimate partner violence among Black, Native American, Asian American and Latina women

Erica Campbell

pp. 64 - 77   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2016.005

Published online: June 01, 2016  |   Number of Views: 902  |  Number of Download: 1205


Intimate partner violence (IPV) continues to attract much attention and awareness as an increasing social problem in the U.S. While intimate partner violence scholars and experts have developed an inclusive conceptualization of IPV, research highlights the need to construct a framework of IPV incorporating the sociocultural and sociohistorical contexts and narratives unique to racial and ethnic minority women. An inclusive discourse fully examining the complexities of IPV among racial and ethnic minority women is valuable to the development of quality services, interventions and prevention strategies aiming to serve racial and ethnic minority women

Keywords: Intimate Partner Violence, Women, IPV

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APA 6th edition
Campbell, E. (2016). Racializing intimate partner violence among Black, Native American, Asian American and Latina women. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(2), 64-77.

Campbell, E. (2016). Racializing intimate partner violence among Black, Native American, Asian American and Latina women. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(2), pp. 64-77.

Chicago 16th edition
Campbell, Erica (2016). "Racializing intimate partner violence among Black, Native American, Asian American and Latina women". International Journal of Progressive Education 12 (2):64-77.

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