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The permeating presence of past domestic and familial violence: So like I’d never let anyone hit me but I’ve hit them, and I shouldn’t have done

Mannay, Dawn 2013. The permeating presence of past domestic and familial violence: So like I’d never let anyone hit me but I’ve hit them, and I shouldn’t have done. In: Gillies, Val, Hooper, Carol Ann and Ribbens McCarthy, Jane eds. Family Troubles? Exploring Changes and Challenges in the Family Lives of Children and Young People, Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 151-162.

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Abstract

As de Beauvoir (1949) argues, for women, the future is often haunted by phantoms of the past, which impact on the present. This chapter draws on one woman’s narrative journey from childhood to motherhood, examining how ‘troubles’ feature in her life in the form of domestic and familial abuse. Specifically, the permeating nature of ‘trouble’ is demonstrated in her ideas of what she might become and what she is afraid of becoming; and whilst she recognises abuse as a harm to be avoided if possible, and/or repaired, it is also routinely normalised in her account.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Lifelong Learning
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447304432
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:01
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/15613

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