Dangerous Exits: Escaping Abusive Relationships in Rural America (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Rutgers University Press, May 28, 2009 - Social Science - 272 pages
0 Reviews
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.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Dark Side of the Heartland
1
Thinking Theoretically about Separation
27
Doing Feminist Research
47
Rural Womens
61
The Consequences ofAbuse and Womens
81
Where Do We Go from Here? Research
96
Appendix
127
Notes
137
References
143
Index
161
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Walter S. DeKeseredy is a professor of criminology, justice, and policy studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of the Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award from the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT).

Bibliographic information