Dangerous Exits: Escaping Abusive Relationships in Rural America

Dangerous Exits: Escaping Abusive Relationships in Rural America

by Walter DeKeseredy, Martin Schwartz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813545196

ISBN-13: 9780813545196

Pub. Date: 06/20/2009

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Decade after decade, violence against women has gained more attention from scholars, policy makers, and the general public. Social scientists in particular have contributed significant empirical and theoretical understandings to this issue.

Strikingly, scant attention has focused on the victimization of women who want to leave their hostile partners. This

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Decade after decade, violence against women has gained more attention from scholars, policy makers, and the general public. Social scientists in particular have contributed significant empirical and theoretical understandings to this issue.

Strikingly, scant attention has focused on the victimization of women who want to leave their hostile partners. This groundbreaking work challenges the perception that rural communities are safe havens from the brutality of urban living. Identifying hidden crimes of economic blackmail and psychological mistreatment, and the complex relationship between patriarchy and abuse, Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz propose concrete and effective solutions, giving voice to women who have often suffered in silence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813545196
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
06/20/2009
Series:
Critical Issues in Crime and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Thinking Theoretically About Separation and Divorce Sexual Assault
The Study
Exiting Dangerous Relationships
The Consequences of Abuse and Women's Social Support Experiences
Where Do We Go From Here? Research, Theory and Policy
Appendix A
Appendix B
References

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