A Psychological Analysis of Abused Women of the Appalachian Coalfields

A Psychological Analysis of Abused Women of the Appalachian Coalfields

by Mary O'Quinn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773472681

ISBN-13: 9780773472686

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The

This study is centered around three women from the Appalachian coalfield community, and their personal stories of physically and emotionally abusive relationships—situations which are typical of women in their community. O'Quinn (psychology, U. of Virginia at Wise) examines the psychological impact of abuse and the process of recovery for such women. She

Overview

This study is centered around three women from the Appalachian coalfield community, and their personal stories of physically and emotionally abusive relationships—situations which are typical of women in their community. O'Quinn (psychology, U. of Virginia at Wise) examines the psychological impact of abuse and the process of recovery for such women. She considers three theories—Self-in- Relation, Silencing the Self, and Jungian Archetypes—as possible explanations for psychological recovery from abuse. The words and experiences of the three subjects are then seen within the larger context of the psychology of women, and how women can transition from abusive to healthy lives. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773472686
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Mellen Studies in Psychology Series
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Safety Netvii
Prefaceix
Introductionxi
Part 1The Theories1
Part 2The Stories11
Part 3Support for the Theoretical Rationales85
Part 4Discussion105
Part 5Elements not explained by Theoretical Concepts108
Part 6Conclusion112
References115

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