Dangerous exits : escaping abusive relationships in rural America / Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz.

"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 victim...

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Main Author: DeKeseredy, Walter S., 1959-
Other Authors: Schwartz, Martin D.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009.
Series:Critical issues in crime and society.
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Summary:"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."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:xv, 165 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-159) and index.
ISBN:9780813545189
0813545188
9780813545196 (pbk.)
0813545196 (pbk.)