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No visible bruises : what we don't know about domestic violence can kill us / Rachel Louise Snyder.

Snyder, Rachel Louise, author. (Author).
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3 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 362.8292 SNY (Text) 33500013063789 New Checked out 06/26/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635570977
  • ISBN: 1635570972
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I: The end. Little lunatics ; Barnacle siblings ; Whatever he's holding inside ; Daddy always lives ; A bear is coming at you ; This person you love will take your life ; And then they'll pray ; I can't live here anymore ; Systems, accidents, incidents ; And what happens next -- Part II: The beginning. Penance ; Watching violence in a fishbowl ; The fatal peril club ; Clustered at the top ; The haunting presence of the inexplicable ; A superhero's kneecaps ; In the season of unmitigated discovery ; Those who break -- Part III: The middle. In the cracks ; Shelter in place ; In the fire ; Grace under pressure ; Chambering a round ; Free free ; Shadow bodies.
Summary, etc.: "[The author] explores America's epidemic of domestic violence and how it has been misunderstood, sharing insights into what domestic violence portends about other types of violence and what countermeasures are needed today."
"An award-winning journalist's intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors. We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do with us, despite the World Health Organization deeming it a 'global epidemic.' In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to #MeToo. We still have not taken the true measure of this problem. In [this book], journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common myths--that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and, most insidiously, that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it. "--Dust jacket.
Snyder explores America's epidemic of domestic violence and show how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors. Domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime in the US, and its tendrils are often behind mass shootings, hate crimes, and other forms of public violence. Here, Snyder explodes the common myths of "private" violence, shares the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, and examines what it will take to truly address the issue. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #2
    Although domestic violence is a difficult subject, this sympathetic look at victims, perpetrators, and intervention efforts by law enforcement and social agencies makes for compelling reading. Journalist Snyder takes readers beyond headlines and mind-numbing statistics, sharing specific cases brought to life through her thorough research, perceptive observations, and in-depth interviews. Snyder profiles victims, surviving families and friends, perpetrators caught up in cycles of abuse, detectives, prosecutors, and others who see the evidence of domestic abuse all too often. This is not a series of individual commentaries but rather honest, ongoing conversations, with multiple instances of horror, fear, guilt, bravado, remorse, forgiveness, and frustration. Along the way, readers learn about experimental programs and policies designed to diminish the stigma associated with being abused, disrupt inbred violent behaviors spawned by generations of abuse, and provide protection and justice for victims, along with their varying levels of effectiveness. Snyder's chilling body of evidence shows that domestic abuse is a pervasive epidemic that can and does happen everywhere—and that there are no easy solutions in sight. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rachel Louise Snyder’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, the New Republic, and elsewhere. Her other books include Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade, and the novel What We’ve Lost is Nothing. She has been the recipient of an Overseas Press Award for her work on This American Life. No Visible Bruises was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. An associate professor at American University, Snyder lives in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter at @RLSWrites

Subject: Family violence > United States.
Victims of family violence > United States.
Family violence.
Victims of family violence.
United States.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / Domestic Partner Abuse.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy.

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