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Father-Daughter Incest

With a New Afterword

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674002708

Publication Date: 05/05/2000

Academic Trade

336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Author’s Note, 2000: In Memory of Lisa Hirschman
  • Introduction: Cinderella or Saint Dympna
  • I. The Incest Secret
    • 1. A Common Occurrence
    • 2. The Question of Harm
    • 3. The Question of Blame
    • 4. The Rule of the Father
  • II. Daughter’s Lives
    • 5. Incestuous Fathers and Their Families
    • 6. The Daughter’s Inheritance
    • 7. Seductive Fathers and Their Families
  • III. Breaking Secrecy
    • 8. The Crisis of Disclosure
    • 9. Restoring Families
    • 10. Criminal Justice
    • 11. Remedies for Victims
    • 12. Preventing Sexual Abuse
  • Afterword, 2000: Understanding Incest Twenty Years Later
  • Appendix: The Incest Statutes, by Leigh Beinen
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1981 C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems
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