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Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life - Interpersonal Violence (Paperback)
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Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life - Interpersonal Violence (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 26/03/2009
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One of the most important books ever written on domestic violence, Coercive Control breaks through entrenched views of physical abuse that have ultimately failed to protect women. Evan Stark, founder of one of America's first battered women's shelters, shows how "domestic violence" is neither primarily domestic nor necessarily violent, but a pattern of controlling behaviors more akin to terrorism and hostage-taking. Drawing on court records, interviews, and FBI statistics, Stark details coercive strategies that men use to deny women their very personhood, from "beeper games" to food logs to micromanaging dress, speech, sexual activity, and work. Stark urges us to move beyond the injury model and focus on the real victimization that allows men to violate women's human rights with impunity. Provocative and brilliantly argued, Coercive Control reframes abuse as a liberty crime rather than a crime of assault and points the way to bringing "real" equality for women in line with their formal rights to personhood and citizenship, freedom and safety.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195384048
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 29 mm


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Regardless of whether readers agree or disagree with Stark's contentions or agree only in part, we guarantee they will not ever be bored. It is hoped that this book will be widely read and discussed and its major points incorporated into our daily work. In essence, this book should serve as a catalyst to reinvigorate the domestic violence movement. * Violence Against Women *
...a fascinating new look at how the very question of 'why women stay' has been wrongheaded from the start. * Salon.com *
...a book of tremendous import to anyone working with the issue of domestic violence...Coercive Control is a sweeping, compelling and meticulously detailed argument...If, as Stark suggests, the domestic violence field is on the verge of a Kuhnian revolution, this book is the bugle blast. * Sex Roles *
Coercive Control is one of the most important books ever written about domestic violence and one that should be widely read by advocates, policymakers, and academics. * Domestic Violence Report *
The mix of research, case material and the author's compelling perspective make the book very readable and engaging. * The Psychologist *

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