Michele Bograd, PhD, is in private practice, 16 Webber Avenue, Bedford, MA 01730.
STRENGTHENING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THEORIES: INTERSECTIONS OF RACE, CLASS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND GENDER
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 275–289, July 1999
How to Cite
Bograd, M. (1999), STRENGTHENING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THEORIES: INTERSECTIONS OF RACE, CLASS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND GENDER. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 25: 275–289. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.1999.tb00248.x
In great appreciation Rhea Almedia, whose vision and courage inspire me, and to Jim Ptacek, who generously introduced me to a body of literature that expanded my way of thinking.
A portion of this paper was presented as a keynote address, “Revisiting dominant models of battering,” at the annual culture and diversity conference, sponsered by the family institute of Jersey in 1994.
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Current family therapy theories and practices of domestic violence place an important emphasis on gender. Employing the notion of intersectionality, this article demonstrates how the relevance and applicability of contemporary theories and practices may be enhanced through the inclusion of primary dimensions of social life, including but not limited to race, class, and sexual orientation. Theoretical in nature, this article suggests future directions for theory construction and clinical practice, drawing on literature not easily accessible to most marital and family therapists.