Combines methodologies from history and criminology to take an interdisciplinary approach
Challenges traditional historiographical and geographical boundaries
Explores how the interpretation of violence against parents changes in different cultural contexts
Part of the book series: World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence (WHCCV)
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Table of contents (12 chapters)
Historicising Violence Against Parents: Localities and Identities
Struggling with Parental Authority in Early Modern and Modern Societies
About this book
This book combines the approaches of history and criminology to study parricide and non-fatal violence against parents from across traditional period and geographical boundaries, encompassing research on Asia as well as Europe and North America. Parricide and non-fatal violence against parents are rare but significant forms of family violence. They have been perceived to be a recent phenomenon related to bad parenting and child abuse often in poorer socioeconomic circumstances – yet they have a history, which provides insights for modern-day explanation and intervention. Research on violence against parents has concentrated on child abuse and mental illness but, by using a rich array of primary and secondary documents, such as court cases, criminal statistics, newspaper reports, and legal and medical literature, this book shows that violence against parents is also shaped by conflicts related to parental authority, the rise of children’s rights, conflicting economic and emotional expectations, and other sociohistorical factors.
Editors and Affiliations
University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Marianna Muravyeva, Raisa Maria Toivo
About the editors
Raisa Maria Toivo is Academy Research Fellow at the University of Tampere, Finland. She works on the history of gender, violence and witchcraft and religion. Her publications include Witchcraft and Gender in Early Modern Society (2008) and Faith and Magic in Early Modern Finland (2016).
Marianna Muravyeva is Professor of Law at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia. She works on gender equality, legal theory, history of law, criminology and gender-based violence. Her publications include Domestic Disturbances, Patriarchal Values: Violence, Family and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe (2015), Women’s History in Russia: (Re)Establishing the Field (2014) and Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (2012).
Book Title: Parricide and Violence Against Parents throughout History
Book Subtitle: (De)Constructing Family and Authority?
Editors: Marianna Muravyeva, Raisa Maria Toivo
Series Title: World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-349-94996-0Published: 27 October 2017
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-349-95700-2Published: 23 August 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-349-94997-7Published: 16 October 2017
Series ISSN: 2730-9630
Series E-ISSN: 2730-9649
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: VII, 267
Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations