Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence Against Women

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Univ of California Press, May 16, 2017 - Social Science - 227 pages
Abusive Endings offers a thorough analysis of the social-science literature on one of the most significant threats to the health and well-being of women today—abuse at the hands of their male partners. The authors provide a moving description of why and how men abuse women in myriad ways during and after a separation or divorce. The material is punctuated with the stories and voices of both perpetrators and survivors of abuse, as told to the authors over many years of fieldwork. Written in a highly readable fashion, this book will be a useful resource for researchers, practitioners, activists, and policy makers.
 

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Contents

The Extent and Distribution of SeparationDivorce Assault
29
New Technologies and SeparationDivorce Violence against
65
Explaining SeparationDivorce Violence against Women
86
Children as Collateral Victims of SeparationDivorce Woman
115
What Is to Be Done about SeparationDivorce Violence against
141
Notes
175
Index
221
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Walter S. DeKeseredy is Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Center on Violence, and Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University.

Molly Dragiewicz is Associate Professor in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology.

Martin D. Schwartz is Professional Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at George Washington University, and Professor Emeritus and Presidential Research Scholar at Ohio University.

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