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Abusive Endings

Separation and Divorce Violence against Women (Gender and Justice #4)

Walter S. DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz, Martin D. Schwartz


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Abusive Endings offers a thorough analysis of the social-science literature on one of the most significant threats to the health and well-being of women today—abuse at the hands of their male partners. The authors provide a moving description of why and how men abuse women in myriad ways during and after a separation or divorce. The material is punctuated with the stories and voices of both perpetrators and survivors of abuse, as told to the authors over many years of fieldwork. Written in a highly readable fashion, this book will be a useful resource for researchers, practitioners, activists, and policy makers.

Praise For Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence against Women (Gender and Justice #4)

"Abusive Endings is written by self-proclaimed feminist scholars and practitioners who indeed challenge our beliefs and fuel our appetite for knowledge. It is a powerful resource for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and all humans, inspiring us to challenge and alter our culture’s response to men’s violence against women."
— Criminal Justice Studies

“A well-written and well- organized review of extant studies on violence against women. ... Everyone should read this book and reflect on the devastation that violence against women continues to cause to our societies.”
— Contemporary Sociology

University of California Press, 9780520285743, 248pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2017

About the Author

Walter S. DeKeseredy is Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Center on Violence, and Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University. 

Molly Dragiewicz is Associate Professor in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology. 

Martin D. Schwartz is Professional Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at George Washington University, and Professor Emeritus and Presidential Research Scholar at Ohio University.