Violent Betrayal: Partner Abuse in Lesbian Relationships

Violent Betrayal: Partner Abuse in Lesbian Relationships

by Claire M. Renzetti
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803938888

ISBN-13: 9780803938885

Pub. Date: 04/06/1992

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Based on a nationwide study of violence in lesbian relationships, this comprehensive, accessible volume derives from a common theme expressed by the subjects: the sense of having been betrayed, first by their lovers, and subsequently by a lesbian community which tends to deny the problem when victims seek help. Renzetti skillfully addresses several central issues:

Overview

Based on a nationwide study of violence in lesbian relationships, this comprehensive, accessible volume derives from a common theme expressed by the subjects: the sense of having been betrayed, first by their lovers, and subsequently by a lesbian community which tends to deny the problem when victims seek help. Renzetti skillfully addresses several central issues: consequences for victims, batterers and the community as a whole; and what we can learn about domestic violence in general by studying violence in lesbian relationships. The research offers a fresh look at domestic violence by examining the phenomenon of women as perpetrators of intimate violence against women, at the same time making a clear distinction between battering and self defense. Students and professionals in victimology, gender studies, sociology, psychology, criminology, social work, clinical psychology, counseling, and family studies will not want to miss this brilliant work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803938885
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/06/1992
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface1
1.Studying Lesbian Partner Abuse7
2.Correlates of Abuse I: Dependency, Jealousy, and the Balance of Power27
3.Correlates of Abuse II: Substance Abuse and Intergenerational Violence59
4.Seeking and Receiving Help75
5.Toward a Better Understanding of Lesbian Battering115
References133
Appendix AResearch Instruments141
Appendix BResources for Battered Lesbians161
Index194
About the Author202

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