Women and male violence : the visions and struggles of the battered women's movement / Susan Schechter.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Schechter, Susan, 1946-2004.
Format: Book
Published: Boston : South End Press, ©1982.
Table of Contents:
  • Part 1. Building a movement
  • Before the movement: the socially induced silence
  • The roots of the battered women's movement: personal and political
  • The Emergence of the battered women's movement
  • Growing pains
  • The movement organizes itself: state and local coalitions
  • National and international efforts
  • Social change on behalf of battered women: reforming the criminal justice system
  • The contradictory effects of government involvement
  • Part 2. Looking toward the future
  • Toward an analysis of violence against women in the family
  • Services and politics: the need for a dual focus
  • An agenda for the battered women's movement: internal issues
  • Organizing in the 80s
  • The contributions of the battered women's movement: a premature assessment.