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Author Motz, Anna, 1964- author.

Title Toxic couples : the psychology of domestic violence / Anna Motz.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.8292019 MOTZ    AVAILABLE
Edition First Edition.
Physical description xii, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-210) and index.
Contents 1 Introduction: kiss with a fist 1 -- 2 Russian roulette: the dynamics of violent relationships 24 -- 3 Action replay: the intergenerational transmission of violence 48 -- 4 Beauty and the beast: perversion within the family system 73 -- 5 Murder in the family 95 -- 6 Shelter from the storm: home, homelessness and violence 117 -- 7 Without honour: shame, forced marriage and honour-based violence 138 -- 8 Xanadu: addictive states in violent relationships 156 -- 9 Conclusion: out of the shadows 172.
Summary "Domestic violence is commonplace and devastating and is a major public health concern. In Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violence, Anna Motz integrates psychological and criminological data with clinical illustrations and discussion of current high-profile cases. She examines the complex manifestations and multiple causes of intimate partner violence. Motz disentangles the roles played by those involved and examines the addictive nature of these damaging partnerships. The book describes various forms of abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional, and analyses how intimate partner violence can escalate to murder. She explores important factors including:The role of addictionHomelessness and vulnerability The intergenerational transmission of abuseSado-masochistic relationshipsHonour-based violenceThe book emphasizes the significance of female- as well as male-perpetrated violence and outlines the powerful impact on the children of abusive parents, extending the clinical awareness of professionals working with those affected.Toxic Couples is ideal for clinicians working with the victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence, for students of psychology, gender studies and social care courses and for anyone interested in the psychological forces behind violence in relationships"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Family violence -- Psychological aspects.
Spousal abuse.
Mental health services.
ISBN 9780415588881 (hardback)
041558888X (hardback)
9780415588898 (paperback)
0415588898 (paperback)
9781315817996 (ebook)
9781317815358 (electronic bk.)
1317815351 (electronic bk.)