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A Troubled Marriage : Domestic Violence and the Legal System.

Author: Leigh Goodmark
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The development of a legal regime to combat domestic violence in the United States has been lauded as one of the feminist movement's greatest triumphs. But, Leigh Goodmark argues, the resulting system is deeply flawed in ways that prevent it from assisting many women subjected to abuse. The current legal response to domestic violence is excessively focused on physical violence; this narrow definition of abuse fails  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Goodmark, Leigh.
A Troubled Marriage : Domestic Violence and the Legal System.
New York : NYU Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh Goodmark
ISBN: 9780814733431 0814733433
OCLC Number: 779828107
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Developing the Legal Response; 2 Defining Domestic Violence; 3 Deconstructing the Victim; 4 Separation; 5 Mandatory Interventions; 6 Reframing Domestic Violence Law and Policy: Anti-Essentialist Principles; 7 A Reconstructed Legal System; 8 Beyond the Law; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Author.

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The development of a legal regime to combat domestic violence in the United States has been lauded as one of the feminist movement's greatest triumphs. But, Leigh Goodmark argues, the resulting system is deeply flawed in ways that prevent it from assisting many women subjected to abuse. The current legal response to domestic violence is excessively focused on physical violence; this narrow definition of abuse fails to provide protection from behaviours that are profoundly damaging, including psychological, economic, and reproductive abuse. The legal system is deaf to the claims of women who de.

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