Gendered narratives: women's subjective accounts of their use of violence and alternative aggression(s) within their marital relationships
Banwell, Stacy (2010) Gendered narratives: women's subjective accounts of their use of violence and alternative aggression(s) within their marital relationships. Feminist Criminology, 5 (2). pp. 116-134. ISSN 1557-0851 (print), 1557-086X (electronic) (doi:10.1177/1557085110366223)Full text not available from this repository.
There has been a tendency within discourses of women’s violence to adopt an either/ or binary approach to women’s use of violence in intimate relationships. Women are either portrayed as blameless victims or culpable agents. To dichotomize women’s violence in this way is reductionist. Using in-depth life-story interviews of three women, this research examined women’s use of violence and aggression within the context of their agency, their victimization, and the choices available to them to illustrate how and why this binary approach limits the understanding of women’s violence in intimate relationships.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||women, intimate relationships, agency, victimization, alternative aggression(s)|
|Subjects:||K Law > K Law (General)|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Humanities & Social Sciences|
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Law & Criminology
|Last Modified:||03 Apr 2012 13:57|
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