Heteronormativity, homonormativity, and violence

Ball, Matthew J. (2013) Heteronormativity, homonormativity, and violence. In Carrington, Kerry, Ball, Matthew J., O'Brien, Erin, & Tauri, Juan Marcellus (Eds.) Crime, Justice and Social Democracy : International Perspectives. Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke, Hampshire, pp. 186-199.

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The existence of intimate partner violence within non heterosexual and/or noncisgendered relationships is gaining greater recognition. There are a handful of community organisations that offer services and assistance to victims and perpetrators of this violence (particularly gay men and lesbians), and the body of research literature in this area is slowly growing. While some critiques warn of the dangers of applying the theoretical and conceptual tools developed to understand relationship violence among heterosexuals directly to queer relationships, the inclusion of queer relationships in these discourses has for the most part been celebrated as a positive step forward, addressing the historical invisibility of sexual minorities in these areas. Nevertheless, the debate about how best to understand and represent the experience of violence in these communities continues, with the focus being to determine whether it is better to expand the tools used to understand heterosexual intimate partner violence to include queer communities, or whether new tools are necessary in order to understand their experiences...

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ID Code: 56853
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: heteronormativity, homonormativity, intimate partner violence, queer, sexuality, domestic violence, gay and lesbian
ISBN: 9781137008688
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Palgrave MacMillan
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2013 23:40
Last Modified: 14 May 2016 20:36

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