The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$15.00
List price: $38.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
11 Partner Warehouse Sociology- General

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Getting Out: Life Stories of Women Who Left Abusive Men

by

Getting Out: Life Stories of Women Who Left Abusive Men Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

Getting Out is a book that some women may read to discover solutions to problems within their own lives and those of people they know. It is also a work that social workers and psychologists who deal with battered women will find singularly informative, and one that will find an audience of readers seeking to understand the lives of women involved with abusive men.

Review:

"A fascinating and compassionate journey into the lives of women who 'get out' of violent relationships. It gives lasting meaning to the view that violence against women is a men's issue. We need more books like this!" James W. Messerschmidt, author of Masculinities and Crime

Review:

"Getting Out is at once personal and sociologically rich: it chronicles a great variety of women's struggles to gain freedom, yet it also reminds us eloquently of the still pernicious reality of women's battering. A great teaching tool." Sarah Fenstermaker, University of California, Santa Barbara

Synopsis:

Each year, more than 2.5 million cases of battering are reported in the Unites States, and as many as 2,000 incidents of abuse turn into murder cases. Every month, more than 50,000 women in the United States seek restraining or protection orders. While many books detail distinguishing characteristics of the abusive relationship, few accounts reveal how some women eventually gather the resources and courage to leave.

In a chronicle by turns harrowing and inspiring, Ann Goetting tells how sixteen women finally got away for good. Getting Out recounts not only the stories of their abuse but also the women's life histories leading up to the battering — and the resources they drew upon to escape.

Some of the women here received assistance from compassionate family members — Lee, for instance, secured support from her parents, who scheduled a holiday trip home for her to get her away from her husband, Tony, whose battering had reached life-threatening dimensions as he became progressively more involved with an outlaw motorcycle gang. Others were saved by a network of friends — Israeli-born Netiva married an American and escaped after a group of fellow graduate students helped break down the isolation that held her captive.

As Goetting explains, leaving is a process rather than an event, often marked along the way by reconciliations and resumption of abuse. But as she and her informants suggest, the process invariably extends back to a critical moment when a decision to leave is made. The life-affirming moment may follow a particularly appalling episode of abuse or arrive in a long-repressed recognition of self-worth garnered from a positive experience at work or in the rearing of a child.

Getting Out is a book that some women may read to discover solutions to problems within their own lives and those of people they know. It is also a work that social workers and psychologists who deal with battered women will find singularly informative, and one that will find an audience of readers seeking to understand the lives of women involved with abusive men.

Synopsis:

Each year, more than 2.5 million cases of battering are reported in the United States, and as many as 2,000 incidents of abuse turn into murder cases. Goetting tells how sixteen women finally got away for good. "Getting Out" recounts not only the stories of their abuse but also the womens life histories leading up to the battering -and the resources they drew upon to escape.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-286).

About the Author

Ann Goetting is professor of sociology at Western Kentucky University. She is the author of Homicide in Families and Other Special Populations and coeditor, with Sarah Fenstermaker, of Individual Voices, Collective Visions: Fifty Years of Women in Sociology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231116497
Author:
Goetting, Ann
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Abused women
Subject:
Family violence
Subject:
Abusive men
Subject:
Battered woman syndrome.
Subject:
Battered woman syndrome -- United States.
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
Family violence -- United States.
Subject:
Abused women -- United States -- Psychology.
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 283-286.
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.01x6.02x.64 in. .92 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Living with the Enemy Used Trade Paper $9.95
  2. The Courage to Heal Workbook: For... Used Trade Paper $6.95
  3. Better Than a Lemonade Stand!: Small... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  4. Battered Women As Survivors Used Trade Paper $7.95
  5. No Safe Place: The Legacy of Family... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  6. Battered Wives (76 Edition) Used Trade Paper $8.00

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Abuse » Domestic Violence
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » Crime » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

Getting Out: Life Stories of Women Who Left Abusive Men Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.00 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231116497 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A fascinating and compassionate journey into the lives of women who 'get out' of violent relationships. It gives lasting meaning to the view that violence against women is a men's issue. We need more books like this!"
"Review" by , "Getting Out is at once personal and sociologically rich: it chronicles a great variety of women's struggles to gain freedom, yet it also reminds us eloquently of the still pernicious reality of women's battering. A great teaching tool."
"Synopsis" by , Each year, more than 2.5 million cases of battering are reported in the Unites States, and as many as 2,000 incidents of abuse turn into murder cases. Every month, more than 50,000 women in the United States seek restraining or protection orders. While many books detail distinguishing characteristics of the abusive relationship, few accounts reveal how some women eventually gather the resources and courage to leave.

In a chronicle by turns harrowing and inspiring, Ann Goetting tells how sixteen women finally got away for good. Getting Out recounts not only the stories of their abuse but also the women's life histories leading up to the battering — and the resources they drew upon to escape.

Some of the women here received assistance from compassionate family members — Lee, for instance, secured support from her parents, who scheduled a holiday trip home for her to get her away from her husband, Tony, whose battering had reached life-threatening dimensions as he became progressively more involved with an outlaw motorcycle gang. Others were saved by a network of friends — Israeli-born Netiva married an American and escaped after a group of fellow graduate students helped break down the isolation that held her captive.

As Goetting explains, leaving is a process rather than an event, often marked along the way by reconciliations and resumption of abuse. But as she and her informants suggest, the process invariably extends back to a critical moment when a decision to leave is made. The life-affirming moment may follow a particularly appalling episode of abuse or arrive in a long-repressed recognition of self-worth garnered from a positive experience at work or in the rearing of a child.

Getting Out is a book that some women may read to discover solutions to problems within their own lives and those of people they know. It is also a work that social workers and psychologists who deal with battered women will find singularly informative, and one that will find an audience of readers seeking to understand the lives of women involved with abusive men.

"Synopsis" by , Each year, more than 2.5 million cases of battering are reported in the United States, and as many as 2,000 incidents of abuse turn into murder cases. Goetting tells how sixteen women finally got away for good. "Getting Out" recounts not only the stories of their abuse but also the womens life histories leading up to the battering -and the resources they drew upon to escape.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.