Introduction I. THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REVOLUTION: PROMISE AND DISAPPOINTMENT 1: The Revolution Unfolds 2: The Revolution Stalled II. ENIGMAS OF ABUSE 3: The Proper Measure of Abuse 4: The Entrapment Enigma 5: Re-presenting Battered Women III. FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TO COERCIVE CONTROL 6: Up to Inequality 7: The Theory of Coercive Control 8: The Technology of Coercive Control IV. LIVING WITH COERCIVE CONTROL 9: When Battered Women Kill 10: For Love or Money 11: The Reasonableness of Battered Women Conclusion: Freedom is Not Free
Evan Stark is an award-winning researcher and has served as an expert in over l00 cases involving battered women and their children. He teaches at the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration and Chairs the Department of Urban Health Administration at the UMDNJ School of Public Health. With Dr. Anne Flitcraft he is the coauthor of Women at Risk: Domestic Violence and Women's Health. He lives in Woodbridge, Connecticutt.
"Regardless of whether readers agree or disagree with Stark's contentions or agree only in part, we guarantee they will not ever be bored. It is hoped that this book will be widely read and discussed and its major points incorporated into our daily work. In essence, this book should serve as a catalyst to reinvigorate the domestic violence movement."-- Violence Against Women "...a fascinating new look at how the very question of 'why women stay' has been wrongheaded from the start."--Salon.com "...a book of tremendous import to anyone working with the issue of domestic violence...Coercive Control is a sweeping, compelling and meticulously detailed argument...If, as Stark suggests, the domestic violence field is on the verge of a Kuhnian revolution, this book is the bugle blast."--Sex Roles "Coercive Control is one of the most important books ever written about domestic violence and one that should be widely read by advocates, policymakers, and academics."--Domestic Violence Report "The mix of research, case material and the author's compelling perspective make the book very readable and engaging."--The Psychologist