Battered Woman and Shelters, The: The Social Construction of Wife Abuse

SUNY Press
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Arguing that we commonly understand “wife abuse” and the “battered woman” in terms of standardized images of problems and people, the author explores how these images inform and shape social services for women who have been assaulted. Using ethnographic data of shelter work from the perspective of workers, she shows how these standardized images affect organizational structure and how front-line workers make sense of their interventions into clients’ lives.
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About the author

Donileen R. Loseke is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Skidmore College.

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SUNY Press
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Published on
Jan 1, 1992
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Pages
216
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ISBN
9781438411293
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Women's Studies
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