Violent Betrayal: Partner Abuse in Lesbian Relationships / Edition 1

Violent Betrayal: Partner Abuse in Lesbian Relationships / Edition 1

by Claire M. Renzetti
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803938896

ISBN-13: 9780803938892

Pub. Date: 04/06/1992

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Based on a study of violence in lesbian relationships, this challenging book 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

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Based on a study of violence in lesbian relationships, this challenging book 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 defence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803938892
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/06/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Studying Lesbian Partner Abuse
Correlates of Abuse 1
Dependency, Jealousy and the Balance of Power
Correlates of Abuse 2
Substance Abuse and Intergenerational Violence
Seeking and Receiving Help
Toward a Better Understanding of Lesbian Battering

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