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Locked in A Violent Embrace

Locked in A Violent Embrace
Understanding and Intervening in Domestic Violence

  • Zvi Eisikovits - Minerva Center for Youth Policy, University of Haifa, Isreal, Principal Economist, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Eli Buchbinder

April 2000 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Representing an entirely new approach to domestic violence interventions, this book is based on data accumulated by the authors over the past 12 years from a series of qualitative studies, clinical practice with battered women and their batterers, and as champions of the cause of battered women. After 25 years, practitioners in the field are starting to question the original models of intervention. Both types of practitioners and settings for service are expanding rapidly. The approach advocated in this book is likely to become an important part of a new wave of alternatives available to practitioners in the coming years.

This accessible, practical volume describes and analyzes the experience of violence in dyadic life by focussing on couples who choose to remain together in spite of violence, while trying to make sense of a life in the shadow of pain, guilt, terror, and humiliation.

Constructing the Script

The Violent Event
From Violent Incidents to Violent Rituals

In Search of Paradise Lost
The Aftermath of Intimate Violence

Scripts of Everyday Life
From Emotions in Violence to Violent Emotions
The Metaphoric Understanding of Violence
Accounts of Intimate Violence
Public Exposure and Private Meaning
Battered Women and Battering Men Interaction with Social Agents

Guidelines for Intervention
The End Is the Beginning


Great book for vocational areas in counselling and health and social care.

Miss Sam Ford
Psychology, Southend Adult Community College
April 7, 2022

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