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A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System Hardcover – December 1, 2011
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"[A] compelling reappraisal of domestic violence . . . outstanding for collections on women and the law, domestic violence, and victimization. Highly recommended."-D. Schultz,CHOICE
“We all think we know what 'justice' is, what it looks like. But in this thoroughly researched and carefully argued book, Leigh Goodmark demonstrates that justice has multiple meanings, depending on who is doing the defining. She also makes clear that women who have been abused often find their ability to define and seek justice usurped by others who believe they know 'what's best.' Goodmark's analysis highlights the possibilities and limits of law for abused women seeking justice, and proposes extra-legal remedies that will undoubtedly spark debate, but ultimately may prove appealing to the true experts on domestic violence: women who have experienced abuse.”-Claire M. Renzetti,author of Feminist Criminology
“In this important book, Goodmark bravely exposes the range of feminist premises about violence in the home, steadfastly confronts the paradoxical reality of under- and over-enforcement of existing law, and calls for a wide new range of remedies far beyond the ken of dominance feminism’s crabbed penal imagination. Respect for women’s agency and women’s strategies in and through sex and power animate this dramatic, comprehensive, immensely readable, completely new approach. Goodmark’s anti-essentialist feminism is the voice of a new generation. It could change the program of legal feminism, vastly for the better.”-Janet Halley,author of Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism
"She uses both theory and legal case studies to build her narrative: it is an effective strategy, one that makes Goodmark's criticism of the current legal system convincing." -Women's Studies Journal
"Goodmark's synthetic, accessible, and critical account of the development, current condition, and possible futures of legal remedies for women subjected to abuse tracks the progress and perils of three decades of inspired feminist legal activism. Goodmark raises important questions about feminist theory and legal advocacy while engaging longstanding debates about strategies for social change and the limits and possibilities of the state as a terrain of feminists struggle."-Lisa D. Brush,Tulsa Law Review
"Leigh Goodmark's book effectively explains why scholars and practitioners have reached this conclusion and makes inroads to setting a new direction. In her analysis, the root of the problem is linked to the influence of 'dominance' feminism on reform practices and the solution is found in developing responses to domestic violence 'beyond the law.'"-Criminal Law Bulletin
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Separately, as a citizen and a taxpayer, this book is important for understanding the extent to which the law is working to protect victims of domestic violence. (Short answer: not very well, despite the fact that advocates for domestic violence victims have pretty much gotten everything that they've asked for.)