Volume editor: Anja Bredal, Helga Eggebø, Astrid Eriksen
Language of publication: Norwegian
Research, politics and activism have traditionally emphasized gender in understanding and combating domestic violence. In recent years, however, increasing attention has been placed on other social factors.
This anthology presents new research that elucidates domestic violence from more diverse perspectives. In the nine chapters, the contributors analyze how types and degrees of violence and abuse can vary depending upon the interplay between such different factors as class, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. An overarching theme is how we understand and talk about equality, difference and diversity.
The book does not provide an exhaustive analysis of violence in today’s multi-cultural Norway, yet it is the first Norwegian book about domestic violence that has diversity as a primary them. The book will be of interest to researchers, students, employees in social services and support organizations and anyone concerned about domestic violence and abuse.
Kapittel 6: Voldsutsatthet blant skeive med innvandrerbakgrunn
by Elisabeth Stubberud, Helga Eggebø
by Gloria M. Gutman, Claire Robson, and Jennifer Marchbank
Language of publication: English
Though a great deal has been written about elder abuse in the mainstream population, most of it has failed to consider how, how often, and how differently, abuse manifests in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community; moreover, specific studies of elder abuse in the LGBT community are ‘practically non-existent’ (Cook-Daniels 2017, p. 543). These deficits are all the more troubling in light of Harrison and Rigg’s (2006) suggestion that elder abuse is one of the most urgent issues to be addressed in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex population. Clearly, we don’t know enough about LGBT elder abuse, but what we do know is that any differences between LGBT elder abuse and elder abuse in the general population have been predicated and generated (at least partially) by the cultural context in which they have emerged. In this chapter, we discuss some of the cultural differences and social perspectives that have influenced the LGBT population and consider how these might impact research, outreach, and initiatives designed to address the issue.
Cite this chapter as:
Gutman G.M., Robson C., Marchbank J. (2020) Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community. In: Phelan A. (eds) Advances in Elder Abuse Research. International Perspectives on Aging, vol 24. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-25093-5_11
People of Diverse Genders and/or Sexualities Caring For and Protecting Animal Companions in the Context of Domestic Violence
by Nik Taylor, Damien W. Riggs, Catherine Donovan, Tania Signal, and Heather Fraser
Language of publication: English
This article reports on a thematic analysis of open-ended questions about how humans respond to violence directed toward animals in the context of violent human relationships, derived from an Australian–U.K. survey of people of diverse genders and/or sexualities. From the 137 responses, three major themes were identified: (a) animals are an important source of support, (b) humans actively protect animal companions, and (c) witnessing animal abuse can trigger leaving violent relationships. The findings offer unique insights for practitioners into the help-seeking needs of people of diverse genders and/or sexualities who live with animal companions in the context of domestic violence.
Taylor, N., Riggs, D. W., Donovan, C., Signal, T., & Fraser, H. (2019). People of diverse genders and/or sexualities caring for and protecting animal companions in the context of domestic violence. Violence against women, 25(9), 1096-1115.