Rural Women Battering and the Justice System: An Ethnography / Edition 1

Rural Women Battering and the Justice System: An Ethnography / Edition 1

by Neil Websdale
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761908528

ISBN-13: 9780761908524

Pub. Date: 11/11/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Drawing on his ethnographic research in rural areas of Kentucky, the author of this book presents a thorough look at the experiences of battered women in rural communities. Neil Websdale demonstrates how rural patriarchy and an insidious ol' boy's network of law enforcement and local politics sustains and reproduces the subordinate, vulnerable, isolated position of

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Drawing on his ethnographic research in rural areas of Kentucky, the author of this book presents a thorough look at the experiences of battered women in rural communities. Neil Websdale demonstrates how rural patriarchy and an insidious ol' boy's network of law enforcement and local politics sustains and reproduces the subordinate, vulnerable, isolated position of many rural women.

Taking into account that traditional patterns of intervention can often put women in isolated communities at further risk, the author recommends a coordinated multi-agency approach to rural battering, spearheaded by the agencies of state feminism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761908524
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/11/1997
Series:
SAGE Series on Violence against Women Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

For Batter or for Worse
Rural Patriarchy, Crime and Criminal Justice
Woman Battering and Criminal Justice
Policing Rural Woman Battering
The Compromised Enforcement of Law
Courting Revictimization
The Courts and Rural Woman Battering
Regulating Rural Women
The Patriarchal State
Rural Battering and Social Policies

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