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Violence AgainstWomen
 http://vaw.sagepub.com/content/8/5/597Theonline version of this article can be found at:DOI: 10.1177/1077801202008005052002 8: 597
Violence Against Women 
Jennifer L. Hardesty
Separation Assault in the Context of Postdivorce Parenting: An Integrative Review of the Literature
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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN / May 2002Hardesty / SEPARATION ASSAULT
Separation Assault in the Contextof Postdivorce Parenting
 An Integrative Review of the Literature
 JENNIFER L. HARDESTY
 Johns Hopkins University
 Although citing violence as a factor in divorce, most researchers do not analyze womanabuse in the postdivorce context. In particular, little research exists on how separationassaultinfluencespostdivorceparenting.Thepurposeofthisarticleistodiscusssepara-tion assault in the context of postdivorce parenting. First, the literature on separationassaultingeneralandthenonseparationassaultinthecontextofpostdivorceparentingisreviewed.Second,thetheoreticalexplanationsforseparationassaultingeneralandinthecontextofpostdivorceparentingisreviewed.Finally,thetheoreticalexplanationsandliterature are critiqued and research and practice implications are discussed.
Over the past two decades
, researchers have become increasinglyaware of the seriousness of violence against women (M. P. John-son&Ferraro,2000;Klein&Orloff,1993;Kurz,1998).Despitethisprogress, many aspects of woman abuse remain invisible andunrecognized. Failure to recognize the pervasiveness of womanabuse results in part from compartmentalized research efforts.Researchers often do not examine the role woman abuse plays intheirparticularareaofstudy.Forexample,researchersinvestigatethe family or violence, women’s health or violence, or divorce orviolence, rather than weave experiences with violence through-out the study of women’s lives (Kurz, 1998). This lack of integra-tioncontributestotheinvisibilityofviolenceagainstwomenandprevents a comprehensive understanding of woman abuse.
597AUTHOR’SNOTE:TheauthorwishestothankLawrenceGanong,MarilynColeman,Mark Fine, Teresa Cooney, and Linda Bullock for their helpful feedback provided on ear-lierversionsofthisarticle.AppreciationisalsoexpressedtoJacquelynCampbellforguid-ance on final preparation of this article.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, Vol. 8 No. 5, May 2002 597-625© 2002 Sage Publications
 
Oneareaofresearchthattypicallyfailstoconsidertheintegralroleofwomanabuseisdivorce.Violenceisasignificantfactorformany women when ending their marriages and in parentingpostdivorce (Kurz, 1996). Although citing violence as a factor inwhy marriages end, most researchers do not analyze womanabuse in the postdivorce context. In particular, little researchexists on how separation assault, or abuse that continues duringand after separation, influences postdivorce parenting. Givenrecentlegalandsocialtrendstowardcoparentingafterseparationanddivorce(Maccoby,1999),researchersmustintegratetheexpe-riences of abused women into the postdivorce parenting litera-ture, thereby unveiling this invisible aspect of violence againstwomen.Towardthisend,thepurposeofthisarticleistodiscusssepara-tion assault in the context of postdivorce parenting. To achievethispurpose,Iwillfirstreviewtheliteratureonseparationassaultin general. Second, I will review the literature on separationassaultinthecontextofpostdivorceparenting.ThenIwillreviewthetheoreticalexplanationsforseparationassault,bothingeneralandinthecontextofpostdivorceparenting.Finally,Iwillcritiquethe theoretical explanations and literature and discuss implica-tionsforfutureresearchandpractice.Throughoutthisdiscussion,Iwillfocussolelyonabuseagainstwomenbecausetheyaremorethan 10 times more likely than men to be the victim of intimateabuse (Zawitz, 1994), especially when abuse occurs during orafter separation (Ellis & Stuckless, 1996).
CLARIFICATION OF TERMINOLOGY
According to feminist theorists, naming women’s experiencesisacrucialsteptowardsocialandlegalchange.Withthisinmind,Mahoney (1991) coined the term
separation assault
to describe theparticular type of attack “on a woman’s body and volition thatseekstoblockherfromleaving,retaliateforherdeparture,orforc-iblyendtheseparation(p.6).Separationassaultincludesphysi-cal violence as well as other abusive acts (e.g., threats of physicalviolence, controlling behaviors, psychological abuse) used tomake a woman reconcile or punish her for leaving. Prior to itsnaming,separationassaultwasoftenlumpedwithothertypesof 
598 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN / May 2002

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