Transphobic ‘honour’-based abuse : a conceptual tool
Rogers, MM 2016, 'Transphobic ‘honour’-based abuse : a conceptual tool' , Sociology .
- Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.
Download (377kB) | Preview
- Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only
Download (458kB) | Request a copy
This paper proposes that an understanding of transphobic ‘honour’-based abuse can be employed as a conceptual tool to explore trans people’s experiences of familial abuse. This conception has evolved by connecting a sociology of shame, Goffman's work on stigma and 'honour'-based ideology. The discussion draws upon findings of a qualitative study which explored trans people's experiences of domestic violence and abuse. Narrative interviews were undertaken with fifteen trans people who had either experienced abuse or whose perceptions were informed experientially through their support of others. Transcripts were analysed using the Listening Guide. Findings indicate that trans people can experience abuse as a result of a family's perceptions of shame and stigma. This paper offers a novel way of conceptualising trans people's experiences of family-based abuse, but it also holds potential for understanding other relational contexts, for example, those of intimate partnerships.
|Schools:||Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Sociology|
|Funders:||Non funded research|
|Depositing User:||WM Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||01 Feb 2016 11:14|
|Last Modified:||27 Jun 2016 10:08|
Actions (login required)
|Edit record (repository staff only)|