Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-159) and index.
Introduction : the dark side of the heartland -- Thinking theoretically about separation and divorce sexual assault -- The study : doing feminist research in the heartland -- Exiting dangerous relationships : rural women's experiences of abuse and risk factors -- The consequences of abuse and women's social support experiences -- Where do we go from here? : research, theory, and policy.
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Strikingly, scant attention has focused on the victimization of women who want to leave their hostile partners. Dangerous Exits, a groundbreaking work challenges the perception that rural communities are safe havens from the brutality of urban living. Identifying hidden crimes of economic blackmail and psychological mistreatment, and the complex relationship between patriarchy and abuse, Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz propose concrete and effective solutions, giving voice to women who have often suffered in silence.