1st Edition

Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Lives

Edited By Janice L. Ristock Copyright 2011
    346 Pages
    by Routledge

    354 Pages
    by Routledge

    Queer lives remain at the margins of most academic inquiry into domestic violence. When same-sex violence is considered, it is most commonly as an "added on," without close attention to the specificity and meaning of violence within the lives of lesbian/ gay/ bisexual/ transgender/Two-Spirit and queer people (LGBTQ). This edited volume seeks to change this discourse by bringing together the most innovative research about intimate partner violence that is specific to the lives of LGBTQ people. Including contributions based on research conducted in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, the volume is framed around central themes: conceptualizing violence; exploring differing spaces and lived experiences of violence; and the ethical challenges of responding to violence. The contributors also consider issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and other social differences, moving beyond a simple gender lens to one involving a framework of intersectionality.

    1. Introduction: Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Lives  Janice L. Ristock  Section 1: Framings  2. Reframing the Heteronormative Constructions of Lesbian Partner Violence: An Australian Case Study  Kierrynn Davis and Nel Glass  3. The Meaning of “Risk” For Intimate Partner Violence Among Women in Same-Sex Relationships  Diane Hiebert-Murphy, Janice L. Ristock and Douglas A. Brownridge  4. Reflections on Approaches to Trans Anti-Violence Education  Joshua Mira Goldberg and Caroline White  Section 2: LGBTQ Lives  5. Exploring Emotion Work in Domestically Abusive Relationships  Catherine Donovan and Marianne Hester  6. Beyond Good and Evil: The Social Construction of Violence in Intimate Gay Relationships  Maurice Kwang-Lai Poon  7. Women Who Abuse their Female Intimate Partners  Carrol Smith  8. Holding Tensions of Victimization and Perpetration: Partner Abuse in Trans Communities  Nicola Brown  9. The Impact of Minority Stress on Gay Male Partner Abuse  Jesmen Mendoza  10. I Ain’t Never Been a Kid: Early Violence Exposure and Other Pathways to Partner Violence for Sexual Minority Men with HIV  David W. Pantalone, Keren Lehavot, Jane M. Simoni and Karina L. Walters  Section 3: Responding to Relationship Violence: An Ethical Challenge  11. Troubling Normalcy: Examining ‘Healthy Relationships’ Discourses in Lesbian Domestic Violence Prevention  Cindy Holmes  12. Documenting the Same Sex Abuse Project, Toronto, Canada  Patricia Durish  13. There’s No Pride in Domestic Violence: The Same Sex Domestic Violence Interagency, Sydney, Australia  Kate Duffy  14. Running Same-Sex Batterer Groups: Critical Reflections on the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project and the Toronto David Kelley Services’ Partner Assault Response Program  Jesmen Mendoza and Diane R. Dolan-Soto  15. “We Are All Treaty People”: An Anti-Oppressive Research Ethics of Solidarity with Aboriginal LGBTQ People Living with Partner Violence  Catherine G. Taylor and Janice L. Ristock


    Janice L. Ristock, Ph.D., is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Manitoba and Associate Dean (Research) Faculty of Arts. Her research interests include same-sex relationship violence, feminist community-based research and health and mental health issues facing gender and sexual minorities. Her current research is examining the experiences of Two-Spirit women who are HIV positive. She received a book award for No More Secrets: Violence in Lesbian Relationships from Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual issues) of the American Psychological Association for making a distinguished contribution to LGBT psychology.