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Feeling trapped : social class and violence against women / James Ptacek.

Author/creator Ptacek, James author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2023]
Descriptionx, 225 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Series Gender and Justice ; 9
Gender and justice series ; 9. ^A540995
Contents Conversations with women about abuse -- The hidden dramas of masculinity -- Failed femininity and psychological cruelty -- Terror, fear, and caution: physical violence and threats -- The continuum of sexual abuse -- Economic abuse : control, sabotage, and exploitation -- The emotional dynamics of entrapment : love, fear, anger, guilt, and shame -- Separation, healing, and justice -- Conclusion : intimate violence as social entrapment.
Abstract "The relationship between class and intimate violence against women is much misunderstood. While many studies of intimate violence focus on poor and working-class women, few examine the issue comparatively in terms of class privilege and class disadvantage. James Ptacek draws on in-depth interviews with sixty women from wealthy, professional, working-class, and poor communities to investigate how social class shapes both women's experiences of violence and the responses of their communities to this violence. Ptacek's framing of women's victimization as "social entrapment" links private violence to public responses and connects social inequalities to the dilemmas that women face"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 203-219) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Ptacek, James Feeling trapped Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2023] 9780520381629
Genre/formCase studies.
LCCN 2022024996
ISBN9780520381605 hardcover
ISBN0520381602 hardcover
ISBN9780520381612 paperback
ISBN0520381610 paperback
ISBNelectronic publication

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