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Latinas narratives of domestic abuse : discrepant versions of violence

Latinas narratives of domestic abuse : discrepant versions of violence

Author: Shonna L Trinch
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2003.
Series: Impact, studies in language and society, 17.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In the American legal system valid witness-testimony is supposed to be invariable and unchanging, so defense attorneys highlight seeming inconsistencies in victims' accounts to impeach their credibility. This book offers an examination of how and why victims of domestic violence might seem to be 'changing their stories, ' in the criminal justice system, which may leave them vulnerable to attack and criticism.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Études de cas
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Trinch, Shonna L.
Latinas narratives of domestic abuse.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2003
(DLC) 2003054588
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shonna L Trinch
ISBN: 9789027296009 9027296006 1588114155 9781588114150 9027218552 9789027218551
OCLC Number: 314846104
Description: 1 online resource (x, 313 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Latinas' Narratives of Domestic Abuse: Discrepant versions of violence; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Table of contents; List of figures and tables; Acknowledgments; 1 Narrating violence in institutional settings; 2 Telling the truth about violence; 3 Representation, ownership and genre; 4 Telling and re-telling; 5 The protective order interview; 6 Disappearing acts; 7 Disfigurement and discrepancy; 8 Transforming domestic violence into narrative syntax; 9 Beyond the storytelling taboo; 10 Discrepant versions and the margins; References; Appendix: Glossary of legal terms; Author index.
Series Title: Impact, studies in language and society, 17.
Responsibility: Shonna L. Trinch.


IMPACT publishes monographs, collective volumes, and text books on topics in sociolinguistics.  Read more...


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