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Saving Bernice : battered women, welfare, and poverty

Author: Jody Raphael
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2000.
Series: Northeastern series on gender, crime, and law.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrates the dynamics of domestic violence through the experience of Bernice, an African American woman who lived in a domestically violent situation for over ten years. Examines how low-income women seek nuclear families and form them early; how getting off welfare and finding work is key to an abused woman's finding her identity and self-worth and how abusive partners sabotage these women's work efforts.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Raphael, Jody.
Saving Bernice.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)655111697
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jody Raphael
ISBN: 1555534392 9781555534394 1555534384 9781555534387
OCLC Number: 42960312
Description: viii, 184 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Getting trapped --
ch. 2. Trying to work --
ch. 3. Having babies --
ch. 4. Leaving --
ch. 5. Recovering : is there a "culture of poverty"? --
ch. 6. Little Billy's dilemma --
ch. 7. The single mother myth and the role of welfare and work --
ch. 8. Toward new public policy --
ch. 9. Violence and poverty : the causes.
Series Title: Northeastern series on gender, crime, and law.
Responsibility: Jody Raphael.

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This is the story of Bernice, a former welfare mother and survivor of domestic violence, and her arduous journey to escape from, and ultimately triumph over, years of battering, poverty, and welfare.  Read more...

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