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Dangerous Exits: Escaping Abusive Relationships in Rural America
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 wo ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 28th 2009 by Rutgers University Press
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This is the first book I've read which addresses the challenges of escaping domestic abuse while living in a rural area. Crime is so frequently reported using statistics based in urban settings. Crimes and abuse and how they are perceived in rural America is drastically different than what is assumed and depicted. The lack of services available, access to only one set of services in one central area, the reliance upon automobiles and the necessity of them, the lack of public transportation, the ...more
Well. This books is the report from an academic study done regarding sexual assaults against women who were leaving abusive relationships in rural Ohio. The book wasn't too academic; I found it highly readable, though not pleasant reading by any stretch of the imagination. The recommendations section read like a pipe dream to me, though- hey- I hope all the recommendations happen! The most compelling part, as always, was reading the womens' personal stories about the abuse they lived with and th ...more