Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1988

Abstract

Focuses on the role of battered women's shelters in the U.S. as a response to the problem of violence against women in society. Examination of the battered women's movement and the shelters the movement has spawned; Contradictions between feminist ideology and reality; Role of the shelter itself as a social world.

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Copyright © 1988 Abex Publishing Corporation. This article first appeared in NWSA Journal (now Feminist Formations) 1:1 (1988), 75-92. Reprinted with permission by The Johns Hopkins University Press.

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