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Assault on self: Intimate partner abuse and the contestation of identity


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Allen-Collinson, J., 2011. Assault on self: Intimate partner abuse and the contestation of identity. Symbolic Interaction, 34 (1), pp. 108-127.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/si.2011.34.1.108

    Abstract

    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.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsAllen-Collinson, J.
    DOI10.1525/si.2011.34.1.108
    Uncontrolled Keywordserving goffman, abused men, domestic violence, possessional territory, intimate partner abuse
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Education
    Publisher StatementAllen-Collinson_SymInt_2011_34_1_108.pdf: Published as Allen-Collinson, J., 2011. Assault on self: Intimate partner abuse and the contestation of identity. Symbolic Interaction, 34 (1), pp. 108-127. © 2011 by Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by on behalf of the Sponsoring Society for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on Caliber (http://legacy.ucpress.net/) or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center, http://www.copyright.com.
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code23473

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