The faces of violence in the discourse of science, journalism and in the experiences of victims
In this article I present one type of violence – domestic violence and its consequences. I offer to look at this problem from two different, complementary perspectives. From the perspective of social science theories, and from the perspective of the accompanying public discourse. I also describe the experiences of victims of violence. The methods of analysis adopted include critical analysis of scientific texts, critical analysis of journalism, problem-focused research, and critical analysis of the statements of adults who shared their experiences related to domestic violence based on retrospection. The context of the presented analyses is a critically reconstructed discourse on the transformation of the contemporary family.
Physical and sexual violence in the family; the importance of the family; family transformation; defense mechanisms; guilt and shame; paradigms in family research
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