Feeling Trapped: Social Class and Violence against Women (Gender and Justice #9) (Hardcover)

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The relationship between class and intimate violence against women is much misunderstood. While many studies of intimate violence focus on poor and working-class women, few examine the issue comparatively in terms of class privilege and class disadvantage. James Ptacek draws on in-depth interviews with sixty women from wealthy, professional, working-class, and poor communities to investigate how social class shapes both women's experiences of violence and the responses of their communities to this violence. Ptacek's framing of women's victimization as "social entrapment" links private violence to public responses and connects social inequalities to the dilemmas that women face.

About the Author


James Ptacek is Professor Emeritus in Sociology at Suffolk University. He is author of Battered Women in the Courtroom and editor of Restorative Justice and Violence against Women.

Praise For…


"Destined to become a classic."
— ACJS Today
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520381605
ISBN-10: 0520381602
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: February 7th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Gender and Justice