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Violent Betrayal
Partner Abuse in Lesbian Relationships


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Adults & Violence

April 1992 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
 
Studying Lesbian Partner Abuse
 
Correlates of Abuse 1
Dependency, Jealousy and the Balance of Power

 
 
Correlates of Abuse 2
Substance Abuse and Intergenerational Violence

 
 
Seeking and Receiving Help
 
Toward a Better Understanding of Lesbian Battering

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Claire Marie Renzetti

Claire M. Renzetti, PhD, is the Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women, and Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Kentucky. She is editor of the international, interdisciplinary journal, Violence Against Women; co-editor with Jeffrey Edleson of the Interpersonal Violence book series for Oxford University Press; and editor of the Gender and Justice book series for University of California Press. She has authored or edited 25 books as well as numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals. Much of her research has focused on the violent victimization... More About Author

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