Recent research findings suggest that one in four women in the UK will experience domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. Furthermore, young people have a high tolerance and expectation of male violence within interpersonal heterosexual relationships (Burton and Kitzinger, 1998). This research explores the relationship between normative (hegemonic) constructions of masculinity and male violence through extensive literature reviews and empirical work. The PhD research, which forms the basis of this Fellowship, involved conducting group interviews with young people within secondary schools in Glasgow. The empirical research was situated within Glasgow due to the high visibility of campaigns and interventions against male violence by the Scottish Executive, Glasgow City Council and the Zero Tolerance Trust. The aim of the empirical work was to explore young people’s attitudes towards constructions of gender and male violence; specifically masculinity and domestic abuse. The aims of the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship include the development of the methodological issues, which arose from conducting feminist child-centred social research, and will allow for further exploration of the key findings. It will also facilitate the consolidation, dissemination and publication of the findings.
|Effective start/end date
|1/01/04 → 1/01/05
- SPS Centre for Gender and Violence Research
- SPS Children and Families Research Centre
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