Women at risk : domestic violence and women's health


Women at risk : domestic violence and women's health

Evan Stark, Anne Flitcraft

Sage Publications, c1996

  • : pbk

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-237) and indexes



Battering by men is the most significant cause of injury to women in our society. It is also a major cause of child abuse, murder, substance abuse and female suicide attempts. This volume, the result of 15 years of research conducted by the authors - a social worker and physician respectively - explores the theoretical perspectives of this dramatic expression of male domination, together with health consequences for women and clinical interventions. The authors found that the traditional resources women turn to for help reinforce male domination: the medical, psychiatric and behavioural problems presented by battered women arise because male strategies of coercion, isolation and control converge with discriminatory structures and institutional practices to make it extremely difficult, sometimes impossible, for women to escape from abusive relationships. Stark and Flitcraft argue for a political space to be opened up within families, communities and the economy - a space where male coercion is simply not tolerated.


PART ONE: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES Medicine and Patriarchal Violence Imagining Woman Battering Social Knowledge, Social Theory and Patriarchal Benevolence PART TWO: HEALTH CONSEQUENCES Women and Children at Risk A Feminist Perspective on Child Abuse Killing the Beast Within Woman Battering and Female Suicidality Preventing Gendered Homicide PART THREE: CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS Personal Power and Institutional Victimization Treating the Dual Trauma of Woman Battering Clinical Violence Intervention Lessons from Battered Women Discharge Planning with Battered Woman Physicians and Domestic Violence Challenges for Prevention

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