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Dangerous Exits: Escaping Abusive Relationships in Rural America

Dangerous Exits: Escaping Abusive Relationships in Rural America (Hardback)


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Decade after decade, violence against women has gained more attention from scholars, policy makers, and the general public. Social scientists in particular have contributed significant empirical and theoretical understandings to this issue. Strikingly, scant attention has focused on the victimization of women who want to leave their hostile partners. This groundbreaking work challenges the perception that rural communities are safe havens from the brutality of urban living. Identifying hidden crimes of economic blackmail and psychological mistreatment, and the complex relationship between patriarchy and abuse, Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz propose concrete and effective solutions, giving voice to women who have often suffered in silence. ""Dangerous Exits"" focuses on women living in rural America who are at great risk of sexual assault, beatings, and death during and immediately after separation or divorce.

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WALTER S. DeKESEREDY is a professor of criminology, justice, and policy studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of the Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award from the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT). MARTIN D. SCHWARTZ is a professor of sociology at Ohio University.

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