Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn (2011) Assault on self: intimate partner abuse and the contestation of identity. Symbolic Interaction, 34 (1). pp. 108-127. ISSN 0195-6086
Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/si.2011.34.1.108
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The complexities of intimate partner abuse and violence have been studied from a range of theoretical, conceptual, and methodological perspectives. It is argued here that symbolic interactionist analyses offer specific and powerful insights into this particular interactional domain.
This article is based on data generated by a topical life-history case study of a well-educated, middle-class, middle-aged man, whose wife subjected him to sustained unilateral violence and abuse, resulting in deleterious consequences for his health and well-being. Data were
gathered via a series of in-depth interviews and a personal diary. The analysis draws on Goffman’s conceptualization of “possessional territory” as one of the “territories of the self,” in order to examine the role of
possessions in the interactional routines of intimate partner abuse.
Key words: intimate partner abuse, domestic violence, abused men, possessional territory, Erving Goffman
|Keywords:||intimate partner abuse, Domestic violence, abused men, possessional territory, symbolic interactionism|
|Subjects:||L Social studies > L300 Sociology|
|Divisions:||College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science|
|Deposited On:||21 Sep 2012 11:55|
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