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Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Lives

1st Edition

Edited by Janice L. Ristock


338 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editor

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies