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Gender and Interpersonal Violence
 
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Gender and Interpersonal Violence
Language, Action and Representation
 
 
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24 Oct 2008
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Drawing on contemporary research from across the social sciences and the humanities, including contributions from sociology, history, psychology, film studies and media studies, this edited collection illustrates the ways in which forms of interpersonal violence, and its gendering, is conceptualized, interpreted, resisted and embraced in different contexts and disciplines.  Further, it explores the role of language in faciliitating and constraining the 'speakability' of interpersonal violence, showing how these forms of violence have become unspeakable - excluding and silencing those experiencing violence.  By examining both lived experiences of violence as well as representations of violence this collection highlights the need for new ways to articulate and conceptualize gendered interpersonal violence in all its manifestations. 


Description

Drawing on contemporary research from across the social sciences and the humanities, including contributions from sociology, history, psychology, film studies and media studies, this edited collection illustrates the ways in which forms of interpersonal violence, and its gendering, is conceptualized, interpreted, resisted and embraced in different contexts and disciplines.  Further, it explores the role of language in faciliitating and constraining the 'speakability' of interpersonal violence, showing how these forms of violence have become unspeakable - excluding and silencing those experiencing violence.  By examining both lived experiences of violence as well as representations of violence this collection highlights the need for new ways to articulate and conceptualize gendered interpersonal violence in all its manifestations. 


Contents


INTRODUCTION; K. Throsby and F. Alexander
PART I: LIVED EXPERIENCE
A Soldier and a Woman: Women, Violence and Clandestine Operations During the Second World War; J. Pattinson
'I Still Sort of Flounder Around in a Sea of Non-language': The Constraints of Language and Labels in Women's Accounts of Woman-to Woman Partner Abuse;  R. Barnes
Cultural Transformations and Gender Violence: South Asian Women's Experiences of Sexual Violence and Familial Dynamics;
B. Ahmed, P. Reavey and A. Majumdar
A New Sexual Story: Trafficking, Immigration and Asylum: The Converging of Discourses; A. Jobe
'That's a Bit Drastic': Risk and Blame in Accounts of Obesity Surgery; K. Throsby
The Promise of Understanding: Sex, Violence, Trauma and the Body; J. Kilby
PART II: REPRESENTATION
'It's Wrong for a Boy to Hit a Girl because the Girl Might Cry': Investigating Primary School Children's Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women; N. Lombard
Images of Abusers: Stranger-Danger, the Media and the Social Currency of Everyday Knowledge; J. Kitzinger
Female-on Male Violence: Medical Responses and Popular Imagination; J. Mildorf
Male-on-male Violence Against Women: Gender Representation and Violence in Rebecca Prichard's Fair Game; R. Bryan
The Negation of Femininity Through Violence in Ian McEwan's Fiction; F. Tolan
Thelma and Louise
and the Politics of Excess; A. Tate
Slap and Tickle: Dismembering Violence in the Work of Pedro Almodóvar and Quentin Tarrantino; J. O'Connor
 


Authors

KAREN THROSBY is Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK.

FLORA ALEXANDER was Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen, UK, until her retirement in 2001.