No More Secrets: Violence in Lesbian Relationships

No More Secrets: Violence in Lesbian Relationships

by Janice Ristock, Ristock Janice
     
 

Violence is a male biological trait. When women fight, no one gets seriously hurt. Lesbians don't abuse their spouses. The truth revealed in Janice Ristock's groundbreaking book is that lesbian relationships sometimes do turn violent. Based on interviews with more than one hundred lesbians who have suffered abuse and seventy-five case workers, No More Secrets is

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Violence is a male biological trait. When women fight, no one gets seriously hurt. Lesbians don't abuse their spouses. The truth revealed in Janice Ristock's groundbreaking book is that lesbian relationships sometimes do turn violent. Based on interviews with more than one hundred lesbians who have suffered abuse and seventy-five case workers, No More Secrets is the first in-depth account of this startling phenomenon. Although one in four gay and lesbian couples are affected by domestic violence, the problem has remained hidden for several reasons. By giving voice to the victims, Ristock helps women to address violence by breaking silences, sharing secrets, and naming the forms of abuse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415929455
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Preface: Bearing Witness
1. The Emergence of Lesbian Partner Abuse: Creating a New Category
2.Troubling Tales: Telling Stories, Exposing Language, Raising Questions
A MATERIAL TALE: TELLING STORIES
3. What the Body Remembers: Lesbians' Experiences of Relationship Violence
4. An Innocence Lost: Responses to Violence
A DISCURSIVE TALE: EXPOSING LANGUAGE
5. What's Written on the Body
6. The Politics of Responding: Addressing Violence in Lesbian Relationships
A REFLEXIVE TALE: RAISING QUESTIONS
7. Looking Forward
Bibliography

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