The Resource It could happen to anyone : why battered women stay, Ola W. Barnett, Alyce D. LaViolette ; foreword by Lenore E.A. Walker

It could happen to anyone : why battered women stay, Ola W. Barnett, Alyce D. LaViolette ; foreword by Lenore E.A. Walker

Label
It could happen to anyone : why battered women stay
Title
It could happen to anyone
Title remainder
why battered women stay
Statement of responsibility
Ola W. Barnett, Alyce D. LaViolette ; foreword by Lenore E.A. Walker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Women suffer 2,100,000 injuries annually as a result of domestic violence compared to 522,000 injuries from car accidents and 131,120 injuries resulting from rape. These battered women face difficult decisions as a result of living in violent households. The most fundamental of these is the decision to stay or leave. Fear - both emotional and physical - is present in every case." "Empirically based, yet accessibly written for mental health and social service practitioners, this powerful volume argues against blaming women for their victimization. It provides comprehensive and current theories on why women stay in abusive relationships - and why they leave. The authors examine learned helplessness, learned hopelessness, fear, post-traumatic stress, and the battered women's syndrome. Poignant case studies depict the heroic efforts of survivors to liberate themselves from the cultural mores, sexism, and specific learning patterns that entrapped them. An excellent resource, it is ideal for anyone seeking to better understand and address this pervasive social tragedy."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.82/92/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6626.2
LC item number
.B27 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 C-124
  • HV 6626 B262 1993
  • WM 167
Label
It could happen to anyone : why battered women stay, Ola W. Barnett, Alyce D. LaViolette ; foreword by Lenore E.A. Walker
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-178) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Weaving the fabric of abuse: learned hopefulness and learned helplessness -- Institutional battering: the power of the patriarchy -- Living with fear: the force that holds, molds, and controls -- Victimization: betrayed by the tie that binds -- Meltdown: the impact of stress and learned helplessness -- Catalysts for change -- Voices of hope: survivors speak -- General learning information -- Specific learning experiments
Control code
ocm27936824
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 186 pages
Isbn
9780803953093
Lccn
93012897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u22307
System control number
(OCoLC)27936824

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