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Title:
Violent betrayal : partner abuse in lesbian relationships
Author:
Renzetti, Claire M.
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Publication Information:
Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1992]

©1992
Physical Description:
202 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780803938885

9780803938892
Format :
Book

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Central Library HQ75.6.U5 R46 1992 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Based on a study of violence in lesbian relationships, this challenging book derives from a common theme expressed by the subjects - the sense of having been betrayed, first by their lovers, and subsequently by a lesbian community which tends to deny the problem when victims seek help. Renzetti skillfully addresses several central issues: consequences for victims, batterers and the community as a whole; and, what we can learn about domestic violence in general by studying violence in lesbian relationships. The research offers a fresh look at domestic violence by examining the phenomenon of women as perpetrators of intimate violence against women, at the same time making a clear distinction between battering and self defence.


Table of Contents

Studying Lesbian Partner Abuse
Correlates of Abuse 1
Dependency, Jealousy and the Balance of Power
Correlates of Abuse 2
Substance Abuse and Intergenerational Violence
Seeking and Receiving Help
Toward a Better Understanding of Lesbian Battering

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