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Locked in A Violent Embrace
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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


© 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.

 
Introduction
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
 
Postscript
The End Is the Beginning  

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