Marginalised men: male survivors of intimate partner abuse & violence

Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn (2014) Marginalised men: male survivors of intimate partner abuse & violence. In: Men, Health and Wellbeing: Critical insights, 7-8 July 2014, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

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Abstract

Concepts of intimate partner abuse and violence are shifting, complex, situationally-contingent and multi-faceted. Whilst women’s narratives of abuse have provided much-needed, if harrowing, insight into the subjective experience of intimate partner abuse, men’s accounts of female-perpetrated abuse have been slower to emerge, generating much controversy and hostility even in contemporary times. This paper seeks to add to a small, but developing qualitative literature on male victims’ accounts of intimate abuse and violence. Drawing on case-study data, the article charts some of the salient themes emergent from a series of in-depth interviews and the personal diary of abuse of a heterosexual male victim, and explores some of the congruences with other accounts of intimate abuse and violence. The paper concludes with a discussion of the ways in which male victims of intimate abuse might be situated within contemporary frameworks of masculinities.

Keywords:Sociology, Domestic violence, intimate partner abuse, Male victims, Violence
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:14473
Deposited On:13 Jul 2014 20:36

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