Battered Woman

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Harper Collins, Jun 23, 2009 - Social Science - 288 pages
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"A major contribution to this subject. She is thorough, practical, compassionate, and authoritative. It is a reading must."--Phyllis Chesler
 

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The battered woman

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A classic, early work that defined "the cycle of violence" and "learned helplessness" theories that are now debated by some in the field. Walker is best known for her "battered woman syndrome" defense of women who kill their abusers. (LJ 1/1/79) Read full review

Contents

Prologue The Story of Anne
1
Psychology of the Battered Woman
11
The Cycle Theory of Violence
55
Coercive Techniques in Battering Relationships
71
The Way
185
Resources
255
Index
261
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