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is angry and constructive at the same time. Jacquelynn Boyle, Chicago Tribune

is angry and constructive at the same time. She conveys an intelligent analysis of violence and victimhood. And she offers a well-conceived. blueprint for social and institutional change. Jacquelynn Boyle, Chicago Tribune. Next Time, She'll Be Dead implodes any complacency one might have that having 'come a long way' in this area is anywhere close to far enough. Angela Browne, The Boston Globe. Ann Jones is author of the international best-seller Women Who Kill and coauthor of When Love Goes Wrong.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Next Time, She'll Be Dead: Battering and . We learn that more than a million American women are battered each year, most by husbands or boyfriends, who are also likely to hit children in the home as well.

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As author Ann Jones observes despite its devastation, battering is not regarded not as a serious crime, but instead as an inevitable problem blandly labeled domestic violence. In this groundbreaking book, Jones points instead to the many factors in society that promote, trivialize, and perpetuate brutality against women: from popular psychology, academic expertise, mass media, and pop culture, to the criminal justice system and the law itself.

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In her powerful new book, best-selling author Ann Jones explains how we unwittingly encourage violence against women in America and how we can change our ways.

In her powerful new book, best-selling author Ann Jones explains how we unwittingly encourage violence against women in America and how we can change our ways. Unlike other studies of domestic violence that focus mainly on battered women, this book looks at the attitudes and institutions that foster the problem.

Thousands will be killed. This critically acclaimed masterwork offers productive ways of thinking and speaking about battering and explains what must be done to stop it. As author Ann Jones observes, despite its devastation battering is regarded not as a serious crime, but instead as an inevitable problem blandly labeled domestic violence. Stories of household assaults and murders are all over the news, but the blame is usually pinned on the woman who is said to have either provoked the attack or failed to leave.

Battering and how to stop it is an excellent source for anyone who desires to better understand the psychological . Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. Ann Jones is passionate about her views on domestic violence.

Battering and how to stop it is an excellent source for anyone who desires to better understand the psychological trauma of the victim and the difficult situations that arise in trying to leave. The reader will understand the victim more thoroughly in some critically analyzed situations. Including The Steinberg Murder Case. If there is any issue that needs passionate advocates it's this one.

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Whether you’re an individual woman looking for help or a reader looking for the truth about the thousands of women who are battered by the men they live with, Next Time, She’ll Be Dead is the one book you should read. Nonfiction Feminism. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

This revised and updated edition of "the most critically acclaimed book" (Publishers Weekly) on domestic violence includes new information on the effect of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, examines resources on the Internet, and details what you can do to help stop battering.<

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Arihelm
This book was required reading for me to volunteer at a domestic violence shelter and boy did I learn a lot from this book! I highly urge anyone working with domestic violence victims or who IS a DV victim to read this book. It hasn't been that long since it actually became a crime! This book tells the history of DV laws, tells stories of battered women, and gives advice and hope. You will really learn a lot. Another book they had me read was: Why Does He Do That: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men. This book helps you understand the perpetrators better. Both books are great reads for anyone interested in DV.
Contancia
First, let me say that this book does something very important: it tells the stories of a great many women who were victims of horrible violence and whose repeated attempts to get help from the police and courts were met with ignorance, denial, and even derision. Many of these women died because police, judges, and juries "blamed the victim." Jones is passionate about exposing the institutionalized sexism that destroys women's lives, and she does a good job.

However, this book is written from a perspective which I cannot agree with -- a black and white worldview in which violence is the exclusive domain of men and patriarchy is the sole cause of domestic violence.

I believe that patriarchy is still strong, and does much to contribute to the problem of battering. However, if we stop here (as Jones does) we fail to explain why only a minority of men are violent. Psychological explanations are necessary in order to account for the difference between violent and non-violent men, and Jones ignores or in some cases even derides psychology, sticking to socio-political explanations.

"Blaming the victim" is a real problem, and Jones has plenty of real-life examples where the victim was blamed and lost her life because of it. However, the idea of "blaming the victim" can turn into a blunt weapon in the wrong hands, used to suppress alternative ideas the way McCarthyism suppressed dissent by calling people communists. Jones, unfortunately, does just this. For example, she makes the very good point that many people ask "why didn't she leave" even if the victim did, in fact, leave (or try to). However, many women stay with their abusers for months or years. And, according to Jones, if you ask why they stay, you are "blaming the victim".

In perhaps the most misguided example of this tendency, Jones refers to the literature on co-dependency as "victim-blaming at its most pernicious." It's ironic that one Amazon reviewer attacked Codependent No More for (supposedly) encouraging people to leave their spouses, whereas Jones seems to think that the book encourages battered women to stay and get beaten some more. In fact the idea of co-dependency encourages people to grow into self-responsibility, which might involve staying or leaving depending on circumstances. But to Jones, the very idea of self-responsibility, applied to a battered woman, is tantamount to "blaming the victim".

Jones has a point. There are plenty of examples in her book of women to did everything they could to take responsibility, leave, get help, only to be turned away by police and eventually murdered by their husband or boyfriend. However, Jones throws the baby out with the bathwater, concluding that because some men will go to any lengths to possess and control a woman, the idea of co-dependency is just another excuse to blame women for their own problems.

Finally, Jones insists on casting the problem as one of "male violence", reinforcing the oppositional gender split in this culture which I believe contributes to the very patriarchy which Jones purports to critique. Jones says that "the assailant in almost all heterosexual and homosexual violence is a man". However, some studies (which Jones doesn't mention) suggest that domestic violence is more common among lesbians than heterosexuals or gay men. If Jones believes these studies are inaccurate, she should critique them, not ignore them.

Ultimately, Jones does a great job of presenting the patriarchal aspect of domestic violence. The problem is that she not only stops there, but unjustly condemns other important perspectives on this grave social issue.
Maldarbaq
Ann jones did a pretty good job but sometimes I felt she made me, as a man, feel guilty and responsible for every incident that occurred. Not every man is the same Ms. Jones!
Agalas
I read the older 1994 edition of this book, and apparently it was updated in 2000
to include newer laws and statistics ...... for the time period this book covered,
I found it very well written and referenced. It definately made me angry at how
society, the press and the legal system have failed battered women miserably.
Quite simply condensed - this book tells us that men often eventually kill the women
they batter, because they have gotten away with abusing them over and over again.
Concrete and workable solutions are offered to this problem in the end of the book.

This book (or ones like it) should be required reading for those who are in the
media, law enforcement, hospitals, and other venues that interact with abused women.
I do know that hospitals now must ask ALL patients if they feel safe at home, and
are much more responsive to signs of abuse than they used to be. One can only hope
that other signs of progress are in the newer edition and that if updated again today,
the picture wouldn't be quite as dismal as it was in the early 90's.
salivan
The likelihood of being a victim of homicide is at its highest *just after the woman leaves an abusive relationship*. Are you an abused woman who has just left a spouse only to be jerked around and watch your children suffer at the hands of our corrupt justice system, inept cps, and/or an uncaring friend of the court? This book will show you that it's not just you, and that it has nothing to do with the "pendulum" of public opinion, a backlash against "women having all the power in the past in divorce". Abusive people have been able to manipulate the system for *years*. I wish more people would educate themselves with this material. The idea that "children need both parents in their lives" is not always true. Recommending this book is an excellent way to answer those contemptuously ask, "Why doesn't she just leave him?".
Zargelynd
It's been about 20 years since this book was published and most of what Jones has written is still sadly relevant. I volunteer as advocate on a domestic violence/sexual assault crisis line, and I hear stories like the ones in this book every shift - repeated brutality, bystander passivity, police nonintervention, restraining orders unenforced, victim blaming...

While the laws have changed somewhat, this book is still an important look at the legal systems and cultural narratives surrounding domestic violence in our country, the tenor of which remains unchanged in 2013. I think it would also be a tool for showing those in denial the reality of gendered violence in our society (and I say gendered because statistically, most abused partners are women, and because men who are survivors and survivors/victims of same-sex abuse face some quite different barriers and challenges along with the ones facing women in this book, and deserve their own analyses).
Next Time, She'll Be Dead: Battering and How to Stop It download epub
Family Relationships
Author: Ann Jones
ISBN: 080706789X
Category: Parenting & Relationships
Subcategory: Family Relationships
Language: English
Publisher: Beacon Press; REV AND UPDATED ed. edition (March 31, 2000)
Pages: 320 pages