by Anita Altman

Not to People Like Us: Domestic Abuse in Upscale Families

Susan Weitzman’s new book, Not to People Like Us, Domestic Abuse in Upscale Families, is an excellent primer on the fundamentals of partner abuse: what it is, what are the signs and symptoms, theories of causation and interventions. It is also a fascinating examination of a significant segment of abused women, those from what she calls “upscale families,” who have until now received very little attention. Dr. Weitzman has worked with these women in her own practice, and she did research about them for her dissertation, the basis for this book.

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