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En gång är ingen gång - Begripliggörande av våld i nära relation

Helmersson, Molly LU and Svensson, Gabriella LU (2021) SOPA63 20202
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to gain deeper knowledge about men’s violence against women and how women comprehended violent incidents in their relationships, and how they made violence understandable for themselves. Our intention was to gain a deeper understanding of the reasons women gave for staying in violent relationships. The method chosen for this study was a thematic analysis, using five different biographies written by women who previously had lived in violent and abusive relationships. In order to analyze the biographies, we used the concepts Accounts (Scott & Lyman 1986) and Traumatic bonding (Holmberg & Enander 2010).

Our main finding suggests that the women rarely spoke about the incidents in terms of violence, instead,... (More)
The purpose of this study was to gain deeper knowledge about men’s violence against women and how women comprehended violent incidents in their relationships, and how they made violence understandable for themselves. Our intention was to gain a deeper understanding of the reasons women gave for staying in violent relationships. The method chosen for this study was a thematic analysis, using five different biographies written by women who previously had lived in violent and abusive relationships. In order to analyze the biographies, we used the concepts Accounts (Scott & Lyman 1986) and Traumatic bonding (Holmberg & Enander 2010).

Our main finding suggests that the women rarely spoke about the incidents in terms of violence, instead, they called them accidents. The women also blamed themselves for their men’s violent behavior and thereby they justified their behavior. Within the relationship, they created a culture with a different set of rules and norms which influenced what they found acceptable. Our study also suggests that there is a difference between how researchers and women affected by intimate partner violence define the term violence. The varied comprehension of violence can be a challenge within social work because of how social workers and women living in violent relationships define and talk about intimate partner violence. If women do not define incidents as violence, they may not ask for help, which is part of the challenge with approaching women living in violent relationships. (Less)
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Helmersson, Molly LU and Svensson, Gabriella LU
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organization
alternative title
One time equals zero - making intimate partner violence understandable
course
SOPA63 20202
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
intimate partner violence, violence against women, comprehending violent relationships, accounts, traumatic bonding
language
Swedish
id
9036545
date added to LUP
2021-01-22 10:00:08
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2021-01-22 10:00:08
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to gain deeper knowledge about men’s violence against women and how women comprehended violent incidents in their relationships, and how they made violence understandable for themselves. Our intention was to gain a deeper understanding of the reasons women gave for staying in violent relationships. The method chosen for this study was a thematic analysis, using five different biographies written by women who previously had lived in violent and abusive relationships. In order to analyze the biographies, we used the concepts Accounts (Scott & Lyman 1986) and Traumatic bonding (Holmberg & Enander 2010). 

Our main finding suggests that the women rarely spoke about the incidents in terms of violence, instead, they called them accidents. The women also blamed themselves for their men’s violent behavior and thereby they justified their behavior. Within the relationship, they created a culture with a different set of rules and norms which influenced what they found acceptable. Our study also suggests that there is a difference between how researchers and women affected by intimate partner violence define the term violence. The varied comprehension of violence can be a challenge within social work because of how social workers and women living in violent relationships define and talk about intimate partner violence. If women do not define incidents as violence, they may not ask for help, which is part of the challenge with approaching women living in violent relationships.},
  author       = {Helmersson, Molly and Svensson, Gabriella},
  keyword      = {intimate partner violence,violence against women,comprehending violent relationships,accounts,traumatic bonding},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En gång är ingen gång - Begripliggörande av våld i nära relation},
  year         = {2021},
}