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Published: 26 March 2009

464 Pages


ISBN: 9780195384048

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Coercive Control

How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life

Evan Stark

  • Winner, 2007 PSP Awards for Excellence in Sociology & Social Work from the Association of American Publishers.
  • A controversial thesis from a 30-year veteran of the domestic violence movement that its efforts are misguided and failing to protect women
  • Offers a new understanding of domestic abuse that more closely resembles a human rights violation than a physical assault
  • Documents the terrifying techniques that men use to control their partners, strategies that Stark argues are more effective in trapping women in relationships than physical violence
  • Draws on court cases and interviews from the author's extensive research and forensic work.