Women Escaping Violence: Empowerment through Narrative

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Women Escaping
Violence

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH NARRATIVE

Elaine J. Lawless

University of Missouri Press
Columbia and London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Women Escaping Violence - Empowerment Through Narrative *
  • Contents *
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Prelude - Reflections on a Monday Morning at the Shelter xv
  • Prologue - Putting Things into Perspective xix
  • Introduction - Gathering Stories 1
  • 1 - Safe and Unsafe Living 21
  • 2 - Powerful Words 35
  • 3 - Describing the Unspeakable 55
  • 4 - Hearing Silence 73
  • 5 - Looking Back 99
  • 6 - Turning Points 121
  • Conclusion - Coming Home to Shelter to Save Our Selves 155
  • Some of the Stories 161
  • Sherry's Story 162
  • Margaret's Story 174
  • Teresa's Story 194
  • Cathy's Story 212
  • Notes 233
  • Bibliography 237
  • Index 245
  • About the Author *
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