First published in 1994, this in-depth and long-term study presents an ethnography which is comprised of personal narratives of victims of domestic abuse and homelessness. Drawing on these stories, the book addresses a number of issues surrounding the provision of services for homeless women and domestic abuse victims, including the effectiveness of assistance programs and laws and potential solutions to the problems of both domestic abuse and homelessness.
This book will be of interest to those studying social work, health care and mental health, sociology and women’s studies.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Acknowledgements; 1. Conceptualizing Domestic Abuse, Victimization, and Homelessness: Typifications, Implications, and Ramifications 2. ‘I’ve Never Told My Story to Anyone Before’: Idionarrating and Life Events in Introspect and Retrospect 3. Victims’ Narratives: Expression of Personal, Social, and Political Concerns 4. Tell a Story, Start an Organization 5. Personal Narratives as Intervention Strategy in Intraorganizational Crisis 6. Storytelling as Interorganizational Communicating: Paradigms and Problems 7. Narrating, Transorganizational Networking, and Societal Needs; Exhibits 1. 2.; Bibliography; Index