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The Resource Coercive control : the entrapment of women in personal life, Evan Stark

Coercive control : the entrapment of women in personal life, Evan Stark

Label
Coercive control : the entrapment of women in personal life
Title
Coercive control
Title remainder
the entrapment of women in personal life
Statement of responsibility
Evan Stark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite its great achievements, the domestic violence revolution is stalled, Evan Stark argues, a provocative conclusion he documents by showing that interventions have failed to improve women's long-term safety in relationships or to hold perpetrators accountable. Stark traces this failure to a startling paradox, that the singular focus on violence against women masks an even more devastating reality. In millions of abusive relationships, men use a largely unidentified form of subjugation that more closely resembles kidnapping or indentured servitude than assault. He calls this pattern "coercive control." Drawing on sources that range from FBI statistics and film to dozens of actual cases from his thirty years of experience as an award-winning researcher, advocate, and forensic expert, Stark shows in terrifying detail how men can use coercive control to extend their dominance over time and through social space in ways that subvert women's autonomy, isolate them, and infiltrate the most intimate corners of their lives. Against this backdrop, Stark analyzes the cases of three women tried for crimes committed in the context of abuse, showing that their reactions are only intelligible when they are reframed as victims of coercive control rather than as "battered wives."" "Elevating coercive control from a second-class misdemeanor to a human rights violation, Stark explains why law, policy, and advocacy must shift their focus to emphasize how coercive control jeopardizes women's freedom in everyday life. Fiercely argued and eminently readable, Stark's work is certain to breathe new life into the domestic violence revolution."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stark, Evan
Dewey number
362.82/920973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6626.2
LC item number
.S67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Interpersonal violence
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wife abuse
  • Abused women
  • Psychological abuse
  • Control (Psychology)
  • Spouse Abuse
  • Battered Women
  • Coercion
  • Crime Victims
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Coercive control : the entrapment of women in personal life, Evan Stark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The revolution unfolds -- The revolution stalled -- The proper measure of abuse -- The entrapment enigma -- Representing battered women -- Up to inequality -- The theory of coercive control -- The technology of coercive control -- When battered women kill -- For love or money -- The special reasonableness of battered women -- Conclusion: Freedom is not free
Control code
70883094
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780195154276
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006025765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)70883094
Label
Coercive control : the entrapment of women in personal life, Evan Stark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The revolution unfolds -- The revolution stalled -- The proper measure of abuse -- The entrapment enigma -- Representing battered women -- Up to inequality -- The theory of coercive control -- The technology of coercive control -- When battered women kill -- For love or money -- The special reasonableness of battered women -- Conclusion: Freedom is not free
Control code
70883094
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780195154276
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006025765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)70883094

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