Gender and Interpersonal Violence: Language, Action and Representation [NOOK Book]

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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, are conceptualized, interpreted, resisted and embraced in different contexts and disciplines. Further, it explores the role of language in facilitating and constraining the 'speakability' of interpersonal violence, showing how these ...
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Gender and Interpersonal Violence: Language, Action and Representation

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Overview

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, are conceptualized, interpreted, resisted and embraced in different contexts and disciplines. Further, it explores the role of language in facilitating 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 and representations of violence this collection highlights the need for new ways to articulate and conceptualize gendered interpersonal violence in all its manifestations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230268531
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/24/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 328 KB

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents


Introduction Karen Throsby Throsby, Karen Flora Alexander Alexander, Flora 1 Pt. I Lived Experience
1 'Turning a Pretty Girl into a Killer': Women , Violence and Clandestine Operations during the Second World War Juliette Pattinson Pattinson, Juliette 11
2 '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 Rebecca Barnes Barnes, Rebecca 29
3 Cultural Transformations and Gender Violence: South Asian Women's Experiences of Sexual Violence and Familial Dynamics Bipasha Ahmed Ahmed, Bipasha Paula Reavey Reavey, Paula Anamika Majumdar Majumdar, Anamika 44
4 Sexual Trafficking: A New Sexual Story? Alison Jobe Jobe, Alison 66
5 'That's a Bit Drastic': Risk and Blame in Accounts of Obesity Surgery Karen Throsby Throsby, Karen 83
6 The Promise of Understanding: Sex, Violence, Trauma and the Body Jane Kilby Kilby, Jane 100 Pt. II Representations
7 '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 Nancy Lombard Lombard, Nancy 121
8 Images of Abusers: Stranger-Danger, the Media, and the Social Currency of Everyday Knowledge Jenny Kitzinger Kitzinger, Jenny 139
9 Female-On-Male Violence: Medical Responses and Popular Imagination Jarmila Mildorf Mildorf, Jarmila 157
10 Male-On-Male Violence Against Women: Gender Representation and Violence in Rebecca Prichard's Fair Game Richard A. Bryan Bryan, Richard A. 171
11 'He Could See Her No Longer': The Negation of Femininity Through Violence in Ian McEwan's Fiction Fiona Tolan Tolan, Fiona186
12 Thelma and Louise and the Politics of Excess Alex Tate Tate, Alex 200
13 Slap and Tickle: Violence as Fun in the Movies Jenny O'Connor O'Connor, Jenny 214 Conclusion Flora Alexander Alexander, Flora Karen Throsby Throsby, Karen 229 Index 233
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