Wife Abuse: Culture as Destiny

  • Elaine Hilberman Carmen
Part of the Women in Context: Development and Stresses book series (WICO)


This chapter describes the psychological and behavioral consequences of wife beating, as derived from clinical work with a group of battered women.1 The general medical clinic setting in which victims were identified differs from that of other samples2 in that the abused women were not selected out by virtue either of admission to a shelter or of awareness that the abuse they suffered warranted attention. This, then, is a sample of “silent” victims.


Sexual Abuse Family Violence Battered Woman Abuse Woman Rape Victim 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elaine Hilberman Carmen
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

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