Transphobic ‘honour’-based abuse : a conceptual tool

Rogers, MM ORCID: 2017, 'Transphobic ‘honour’-based abuse : a conceptual tool' , Sociology, 51 (2) , pp. 225-240.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Sociology
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISSN: 0038-0385
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 11:14
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 20:17

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