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When wife-beating is not necessarily abuse: a feminist and cross-cultural analysis of the concept of abuse as expressed by Tibetan survivors of domestic violence

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This article describes the views of Tibetan women who have experienced physical violence from male intimate partners. How they conceptualise abuse, their views on acceptable versus unacceptable hitting, and the acts besides hitting which they felt to be unacceptable or abusive, are explored. Views of survivors' relatives/friends and men who have hit their wives are also included. Western-based domestic violence theory is shown to be incommensurate with abuse in particular socio-cultural setti...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1077801216675742

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Violence Against Women Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
1
Pages:
3-27
Publication date:
2016-11-21
Acceptance date:
2016-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1552-8448
ISSN:
1077-8012
Pmid:
27872405
Source identifiers:
797950
Language:
English
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pubs:797950
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uuid:3fb6a1ad-9513-4658-8403-c36037cf86f6
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pubs:797950
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2017-11-30

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