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Author Goetting, Ann.

Title Getting out : life stories of women who left abusive men / Ann Goetting.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.82920973 GOET    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-286).
Contents Introduction: Thinking Through the Heart -- Pt. I. The Privileged are not Exempt ... -- Pt. II. ... Nor are Children -- Pt. III. A Two-Timing Batterer -- Pt. IV. Family and Friends to the Rescue -- Pt. V. Faces of Shelter Life -- Pt. VI. When the System Works -- Pt. VII. Legacies of Loss and Death -- Afterword: A Message for Battered Women.
Summary "While many books detail distinguishing characteristics of the abusive relationship and the psychological profiles of the women and men involved, few accounts reveal how some women eventually gather the courage to leave."--BOOK JACKET. "In a chronicle by turns harrowing and inspiring, Ann Goetting tells how sixteen women finally got away for good. Getting Out recounts not only the stories of their abuse but also the women's life histories leading up to the battering - and the resources they drew upon to escape."--BOOK JACKET. "Getting Out is a book that some women may read to discover solutions to problems within their own lives and those of people they know. It is also a work that social workers and psychologists who deal with battered women will find singularly informative and one that will find an audience of readers seeking to understand the lives of women involved with abusive men."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Abused women -- United States -- Psychology.
Family violence -- United States.
Abusive men -- United States -- Psychology.
Battered woman syndrome -- United States.
ISBN 0231116489 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231116497 (paperback: alk. paper)