Violent Betrayal

Partner Abuse in Lesbian Relationships

by Renzetti, Claire M.

Based on a study of violence in lesbian relationships, this challenging book derives from a common theme expressed by the subjects - the sense of having been betrayed, first by their lovers, and subsequently by a lesbian community which tends to deny the problem when victims seek help. Renzetti skillfully addresses several central issues: consequences for victims, batterers and the community as a whole; and, what we can learn about domestic violence in general by studying violence in lesbian relationships. The research offers a fresh look at domestic violence by examining the phenomenon of women as perpetrators of intimate violence against women, at the same time making a clear distinction between battering and self defence.
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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: April 1992
  • English
  • 9781452253107 / 0803938896
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 33.99 GBP
  • Pages: 208
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Claire M. Renzetti.
  • Page size: 22
  • Illustration: forms
  • Biblio Notes: Bibliography: p133-139. - Includes index.
  • Reference Code: BDZ0001104115