Gender and Interpersonal Violence: Language, Action and Representation

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Drawing on research from a variety of disciplines, this edited collection challenges conventional understandings of gendered interpersonal violence, and identifies emerging sites and forms of resistance to it.

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Overview

Drawing on research from a variety of disciplines, this edited collection challenges conventional understandings of gendered interpersonal violence, and identifies emerging sites and forms of resistance to it.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780230574014
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/15/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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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; 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 Almodvar and Quentin Tarrantino; J. O'Connor

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