Domestic Violence and Sexuality: what's love got to do with it

Marianne Hester, Catherine Donovan

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

46 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This book provides the first detailed discussion in the UK of domestic violence and abuse in same sex relationships, offering a unique comparison with DVA experienced by heterosexual women and men. It examines how experiences of domestic violence and abuse may be shaped by gender, sexuality and age, including whether and how victims/survivors seek help, and asks, what’s love got to do with it? A pioneering methodology, using both quantitative and qualitative research, provides a reliable and valid approach that challenges the heteronormative model in domestic violence research, policy and practice. The authors develop a new framework of analysis – practices of love – to explore empirical data.
The book is based on research funded by the ESRC, grant RES-000-23-0650
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781447307457
ISBN (Print)9781447307433
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2014

Structured keywords

  • PolicyBristol
  • omestic violence and abuse, LGBT, multi-method, practices of love
  • Gender Research Group

Keywords

  • domestic violence and abuse, LGBT, multi-method, practices of love

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