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Women escaping violence : empowerment through narrative

Author: Elaine J Lawless
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers battered women's stories told in their own words, as well as a feminist analysis of how these women use the power of narrative to transform their sense of self and regain a place within the larger society.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lawless, Elaine J.
Women escaping violence.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)654308186
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine J Lawless
ISBN: 0826213146 9780826213143 0826213197 9780826213198
OCLC Number: 45189017
Description: xxi, 248 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prelude Reflections on a Monday Morning at the Shelter --
Prologue Putting Things into Perspective --
Introduction: Gathering Stories --
Safe and Unsafe Living --
Powerful Words --
Describing the Unspeakable --
Hearing Silence --
Looking Back --
Turning Points --
Conclusion: Coming Home to Shelter --
Some of the Stories --
Sherry's Story --
Margaret's Story --
Teresa's Story --
Cathy's Story.
Responsibility: Elaine J. Lawless.

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Once every nine minutes in the United States, a woman is beaten by her spouse or partner. This work gathers together the experiences of women who have fallen victim to domestic violence, and those  Read more...

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And then that ended. He moved away. I don't really remember where he moved to or what happened to him. I had the baby and I went back home and my aunt, that my uncle beat up on all the time, she Read more...

 
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