A sociology of everyday violence: interactional encounters in intimate partner abuse

Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn (2016) A sociology of everyday violence: interactional encounters in intimate partner abuse. Auto/Biography Yearbook 2015. The Annual Journal of the British Sociological Association Study Group on Auto/Biography . ISSN 2040-2996

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Abstract

Sociology has sometimes been accused of overlooking the sociological significance of domestic violence, and intimate partner abuse/violence (IPA&V). Phenomenological sociology provides a specific sociology of the everyday, offering powerful insights into the production of interactional routines, including abuse and violence. Drawing upon data from a qualitative study of IPA&V, this article focuses on an in-depth life-history of a British male victim/survivor, who endured unilateral violence from his wife for over 20 years. Data were gathered via six topical life-history interviews and a personal diary. Employing insights from the sociology of the everyday, the article analyses the domestic interactional domain of IPA&V, drawing upon a sociological-phenomenological framework to explore the lived, everyday experience of abuse and violence from the standpoint of a male survivor. This constitutes a relatively under-researched perspective in extant sociological literature.

Keywords:Sociology, Domestic violence, Intimate partner abuse, Abused men, Violence, NotOAChecked
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:23381
Deposited On:13 Jul 2016 08:15

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