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Abusive EndingsSeparation and Divorce Violence against Women$
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Walter S. DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz, and Martin D. Schwartz

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520285743

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520285743.001.0001

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Conceptualizing Separation/Divorce Violence against Women

Conceptualizing Separation/Divorce Violence against Women

(p.1) Chapter One Conceptualizing Separation/Divorce Violence against Women
Abusive Endings

Walter S. Dekeseredy

Molly Dragiewicz

Martin D. Schwartz

University of California Press

This chapter challenges the “common sense” notion that it is essential for a couple to be living apart to be considered separated or divorced. In making this challenge, the authors make the case for a broad, gender-specific definition of separation/divorce violence, one that includes acts of physical violence and psychological means of victimization.

Keywords:   definition, conceptualization, violence, psychological abuse, coercive control

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