Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse

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Index
“Aaliyah,” 86, 100–101, 105, 148, 166, 177–178, 185, 214, 217
Abusive relationships among sample: number of, 91, 219, 220; length of, 91
Addiction. See Drug and alcohol use and addiction
“Angie,” 30, 37, 39, 65, 90, 96, 103, 132, 145–147, 154, 167–168, 175, 183, 221
Arrests for intimate partner abuse (of women victims of intimate partner abuse), 6, 167–168, 179–182, 198. See also Pro-arrest policies
Asian American women, battered, 8, 20, 200
Battered woman's syndrome, 121–122
Batterers, perceptions of, 69, 84, 105–114, 194–195
Beale, Frances, 100
Belknap, Joanne, ix, 98–99
“Bev,” 63–64, 156, 221
“Billie,” 11–13, 27, 30, 31, 45, 60, 61, 66, 71, 81–82, 84, 88–89, 93, 95, 103–104, 108, 109, 110, 131–132, 133, 138–139, 153, 159, 181, 183, 187
Black church, the, 21, 158, 162–163, 188. See also Religion and spirituality, effect of
Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute, 203, 245n10
Black community, the, 2, 15–16, 21, 48, 123, 125, 173–174, 175, 188–189, 202–205
Black family, the, 21, 33, 48, 58–59, 64, 107, 125, 150, 153
Black feminist criminology, 7, 14–23, 26, 49, 50, 51, 54, 80, 114, 136, 186, 189, 231n4
Black feminist theory/thought, 7, 15, 17, 26, 50, 51, 189–190, 208
Black men, 15, 20, 44, 48, 67–68, 84, 85, 174, 193, 200, 203; abusive, 6, 67–68, 105–114, 175, 180; availability of, 109–110; pity for, 33, 86, 107–108, 111, 113, 146–147, 193, 195; relationship with their mothers, 108–109, 111–112
Black mothers, 33, 38–41, 45, 66, 70, 77–78
Black women in the United States, history of, 1–2, 16, 37–39, 49, 52, 99–100, 127, 136–137, 147. See also Stereotypes of Black women
Call-and-response, 188
Caretaking, by Black women, 45, 66–67, 76, 144, 193
“Cassandra,” 84, 85, 108, 111, 152, 160, 187, 221
Childhood abuse: physical (nonsexual), 58–63, 192; sexual, 63–64, 192; verbal and mental, 58–63, 192

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