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Title:
The battered woman
Author:
Walker, Lenore E.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Harper Colophon edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperPerennial, 1980.

©1979
Physical Description:
xviii, 270 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780060907426
Format :
Book

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Central Library HV6626 .W34 1979C Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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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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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) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Prologue: The Story of Annep. 1
Part I Psychology of the Battered Woman
Introductionp. 11
1 Myths and Realityp. 18
2 The Psychosocial Theory of Learned Helplessnessp. 42
3 The Cycle Theory of Violencep. 55
Part II Coercive Techniques in Battering Relationships
Introductionp. 71
4 Physical Abusep. 78
5 Sexual Abusep. 107
6 Economic Deprivationp. 127
7 Family Discordp. 145
8 Social Batteringp. 165
Part III The Way Out
Introductionp. 185
9 Safe Housesp. 191
10 Legal and Medical Alternativesp. 205
11 Psychotherapyp. 227
12 Designing a New Tomorrowp. 251
Resourcesp. 260
Indexp. 261

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