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Abusing Privilege: Broadening the Domestic Violence Paradigm  

Author:  Catherine  Hodes, LCSW.

Source: Volume 03, Number 04, Spring 2011 , pp.345-351(7)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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When it comes to recognizing the power dynamics in partner violence, the role of socially granted privilege has often been ignored. To understand how power-over functions in relationships, the nuances of various privileges are worth examining. Privilege could be based on gender, race, or social advantage. When we consider how privilege can be used to oppress and coerce, it brings the lens of power into sharp focus. In this article, the author


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