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"Våld som våld... skulle jag tro": Kvinnojourers förhållningssätt till våld i samkönade relationer mellan kvinnor

Boijsen, Gabriella and Rigo, Sophie (2006)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis was to examine women's shelter representatives' views on domestic violence in same-sex relationships between women. The questions we posed were how women's shelter representatives relate to same-sex domestic violence, both from a theoretical and practical perspective, as well as if they are, or feel they should be, inclusive of women who are victims of same-sex domestic violence.

We conducted a qualitative study, in which we interviewed eight women's shelter representatives. We then compared and linked our findings with previous research, including studies on the occurrence of same-sex violence, and ideas of similarity and differences between men's violence against women and same-sex domestic violence. We also... (More)
The purpose of this thesis was to examine women's shelter representatives' views on domestic violence in same-sex relationships between women. The questions we posed were how women's shelter representatives relate to same-sex domestic violence, both from a theoretical and practical perspective, as well as if they are, or feel they should be, inclusive of women who are victims of same-sex domestic violence.

We conducted a qualitative study, in which we interviewed eight women's shelter representatives. We then compared and linked our findings with previous research, including studies on the occurrence of same-sex violence, and ideas of similarity and differences between men's violence against women and same-sex domestic violence. We also linked our findings to theories on heteronormativity and structural theories surrounding same-sex domestic violence.

We found that the competence and knowledge of women's shelter representatives varies greatly from individual to individual. Heteronormativity permeates the organisations to a great extent, from exclusive marketing and initial reception to a lack of interest regarding these issues. All of the respondents felt it was women's shelters responsibility to help victims of domestic violence in same-sex relationships. We also found that the respondents had trouble linking structural factors to violence in same-sex relationships. (Less)
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author
Boijsen, Gabriella and Rigo, Sophie
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
kvinnojour, partnervåld, samkönade förhållanden, lesbisk, heteronormativitet, socialt arbete, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper
language
Swedish
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1328783
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2006-10-04
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2006-10-04
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis was to examine women's shelter representatives' views on domestic violence in same-sex relationships between women. The questions we posed were how women's shelter representatives relate to same-sex domestic violence, both from a theoretical and practical perspective, as well as if they are, or feel they should be, inclusive of women who are victims of same-sex domestic violence.

We conducted a qualitative study, in which we interviewed eight women's shelter representatives. We then compared and linked our findings with previous research, including studies on the occurrence of same-sex violence, and ideas of similarity and differences between men's violence against women and same-sex domestic violence. We also linked our findings to theories on heteronormativity and structural theories surrounding same-sex domestic violence.

We found that the competence and knowledge of women's shelter representatives varies greatly from individual to individual. Heteronormativity permeates the organisations to a great extent, from exclusive marketing and initial reception to a lack of interest regarding these issues. All of the respondents felt it was women's shelters responsibility to help victims of domestic violence in same-sex relationships. We also found that the respondents had trouble linking structural factors to violence in same-sex relationships.},
  author       = {Boijsen, Gabriella and Rigo, Sophie},
  keyword      = {kvinnojour,partnervåld,samkönade förhållanden,lesbisk,heteronormativitet,socialt arbete,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Våld som våld... skulle jag tro": Kvinnojourers förhållningssätt till våld i samkönade relationer mellan kvinnor},
  year         = {2006},
}