'Throughout my life I've had people walk all over me': trauma in the lives of violent men

Ellis, AJ, Winlow, S and Hall, S 2017, ''Throughout my life I've had people walk all over me': trauma in the lives of violent men' , The Sociological Review .

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Abstract

In this article we present original qualitative data gathered during prolonged ethnographic fieldwork with violent men in deindustrialised communities in the north of England. We use the data as an empirical platform for a theoretical exploration of the symbolism and subjectivising influences of traumatic life experiences in these men’s biographies. We conclude by making the tentative suggestion that there is a complex and mediated causal link between traumatic experience and a deep subjective commitment to aggression and violence in adulthood.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: The Sociological Review
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 0038-0261
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Funders: White Rose Network
Depositing User: AJ Ellis
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 14:49
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 04:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/41404

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