Challenging cisgenderism through trans people's narratives of domestic violence and abuse

Rogers, MM ORCID: 2019, 'Challenging cisgenderism through trans people's narratives of domestic violence and abuse' , Sexualities, 22 (5-6) , pp. 803-820.

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By drawing on empirical research that explored trans people’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse (DVA), this paper problematises the ‘gender asymmetry debate' in DVA discourse. It does so by highlighting cisgenderism and a heteronormative bias which have led to the invisibility of a trans perspective. Qualitative data was collected via narrative interviews and this was examined using a voice-centred relational technique. A total of twenty four interviews were undertaken with trans people (n = 15) and domestic abuse practitioners (n = 9). In relation to the presentation and impact of DVA, and in the context of trans and cisgender people's abuse experiences, the research findings report both similarities and differences. Four narratives are presented here to illuminate both. This paper adds new insight and challenges normative and dominant discourses by promoting the need for further theorising about the gendered nature of domestic violence and abuse.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Sexualities
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISSN: 1363-4607
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: MM Rogers
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 10:01
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 15:00

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