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A troubled marriage : domestic violence and the legal system

Author: Leigh Goodmark
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2014, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh Goodmark
ISBN: 9781479858576 1479858579
OCLC Number: 844308907
Description: x, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Developing the legal response --
Defining domestic violence --
Deconstructing the victim --
Separation --
Mandatory interventions --
Reframing domestic violence law and policy : anti-essentialist principles --
A reconstructed legal system --
Beyond the law.
Responsibility: Leigh Goodmark.

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A provocative exploration of how the legal system's response to domestic violence developed, why that response is flawed, and what we should do to change it.  Read more...

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"She uses both theory and legal case studies to build her narrative: it is an effective strategy, one that makes Goodmark's criticism of the current legal system convincing." -Women's Studies Journal Read more...

 
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