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Free Battered Women

Linda Field and Andrea Bible

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0067
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Of the nearly 12,000 women incarcerated in California's state prisons in 2007, the vast majority have survived physical, sexual, emotional, and economic abuse by an intimate partner before entering ... More


A Former Battered Woman Celebrating Life After

Lorrie Sue McClary

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0074
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, the author, a former battered woman, narrates her experience from the time she was released from prison on parole on October 24, 2005 after a few delays, to her finally coming home ... More


Battered Women's Protective Strategies: Stronger Than You Know

Sherry Hamby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199873654
eISBN:
9780199369645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873654.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

It is well known that many victims of domestic violence do not follow the conventional advice of the advocacy community. They do not call the police. They do not go to shelters or if they do go to ... More


Defining Domestic Violence

Leigh Goodmark

in A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732229
eISBN:
9780814733431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732229.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the legal definition of domestic violence and how it was influenced by the work of psychologist Lenore Walker, who introduced the cycle of violence theory in her book, The ... More


Moments of Aging: Revising Mother Nature in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

Katherine Sedon

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that in Mrs. Dalloway (1925) Woolf revises the Mother Nature archetype of the youthful, fertile woman to better fit her perceptions and experiences of aging. Through the novel's ... More


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