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dc.contributor.authorHayes, Sharon
dc.contributor.authorJeffries, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-29T12:01:10Z
dc.date.available2017-11-29T12:01:10Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-01-23T23:00:46Z
dc.identifier.issn19294409
dc.identifier.doi10.6000/1929-4409.2013.02.6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/56085
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores how different discourses of intimate partner abuse (IPA) may impact women's decisions to stay or leave their partners. More specifically, we ask: 1) what narratives are available to and used by heterosexual and non-heterosexual female survivors of IPA to make sense of their experiences? 2) How might these narratives impact women's ability, or lack thereof, to disengage from their abusive partners? Prior literature suggests that there are four possible discourses on which women may draw including psychological (victim and offender), gendered political, and the narrative of romantic love. Analysis of discussion forums from online social networking sites revealed that while each of these discourses are utilised by women, scripts of romantic love may provide the strongest motivation for accepting and maintaining an abusive relationship. In contrast, understanding the psychological motivations of their abusers may empower female survivors to extricate themselves from the violence.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherLifescience Global
dc.publisher.placeCanada
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom57
dc.relation.ispartofpageto71
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Criminology and Sociology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.titleWhy Do They Keep Going Back? Exploring Women's Discursive Experiences of Intimate Partner Abuse
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2013. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorJeffries, Samantha J.


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