Concluding thoughts: future research directions and recommendations for practice

Bates, Elizabeth ORCID logoORCID: and Taylor, Julie ORCID logoORCID: (2022) Concluding thoughts: future research directions and recommendations for practice. In: Bates, Elizabeth and Taylor, Julie, (eds.) Domestic violence against men and boys: experiences of male victims of intimate partner violence. Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK. Full text not available from this repository.

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In the conclusion to our first book, and the introduction to this book, we highlighted that despite decades of research and evidence demonstrating the inefficacy of the “one-size-fits-all” approach in working with victims, perpetrators, and families where there is IPV, this approach remains dominant. It is an approach influenced by models of gender-based violence which posit IPV has a problem of men’s violence towards women embedded in a society governed by male privilege and gender inequality (Dobash & Dobash, 1979, 2004). This myopic lens through which IPV is viewed leaves several areas in research and practice under studied and under resourced. For example, there is still a focus on labelling the perpetrator/victim dichotomy at the cost of fully understanding bidirectional violence. Models focusing on gender inequality stifle our understanding of the ways in which early childhood trauma can impact on adult relationships and conflict management. Most obviously relevant for this volume is that the men as perpetrators and women as victims narrative prevails at the cost of understanding women’s violence, men’s victimisation, and experiences of those within the LGBTQ+ community.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN: 9781003089612
Departments: Institute of Health > Psychology and Psychological Therapies
Additional Information: Chapter 17 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2022 12:25
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2022 12:25
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