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NCJ Number: NCJ 240504     Find in a Library
Title: Risks and Opportunities of Faith and Culture: The Case of Abused Jewish Women
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Author(s): Alison C. Cares ; Gretchen R. Cusick
  Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:27  Issue:5  Dated:July 2012  Pages:427 to 435
Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 9
  Annotation: This study explored the intersection of faith, religious subculture, and intimate partner abuse by examining the case of abused Jewish women.
Abstract: Intimate partner abusers often focus on physical violence, but abuse may also include exploiting a partner’s faith or subculture. Alternatively, faith or subculture may be a source of strength and support for victims. The authors explored this by analyzing case files from a Jewish domestic violence services agency. Jewish identity conditions women’s experiences with intimate partner abuse through the use of Judaism as a “tool” for abuse, the role of Jewish holidays and observances, and the role of the Jewish community. While partners of abused Jewish women often perverted the laws and traditions of Judaism to control their partners and the reaction of the larger community varied, being part of an integrated cultural and religious community offered support for some women. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
Main Term(s): Victims of violence
Index Term(s): Religion ; Domestic assault ; Subculture theory ; Abused women ; Religiously motivated violence ; Faith-Based Services for Crime Victims
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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