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Negotiating normality and deviation: father's violence against mother from children's perspectives
Örebro University, Department of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4700-1452
2004 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to contribute to understanding of how children try to understand and interpret their own father and his (possibly) violent actions against their mother in relation to their general conceptualizations concerning fathers and violence. A general social psychological and interactionist approach is related to the children’s selves as the organizing and experiencing structures, the family as the arena for experiences and communicative interaction, and society as a structure of norms and general ideas.

The study is based on interviews with ten children, who were eight to twelve years old at the time of the interview and whose mothers had escaped from their fathers’ violence to a Women’s House. Qualitative interpretation of each child’s complex abstracted and generalized conceptualizations of fathers and violence enabled the understanding of individual themes as crucial parts of each child’s logically unified and conciliated symbolic meaning through the theoretical construct of negotiation.

The study results in the identification of three alternative theoretical approaches to meaning-conciliation. One can be described as ‘conceptual fission’ in the general conception of fathers, one as ‘conceptual fission’ in the conception of the own father and one as negotiating the extension of the opposite of violence, described as ‘goodness’. These negotiations can be understood as parts of distancing violence from either one subgroup of fathers, from the overall, essential or principle understanding of the own father within the child’s relationship with him, or from fathers altogether, including the child’s own. The children’s attempts to combine normalization of their father as an individual with resistance to his violent acts are interpreted as indicating the difficulty that the combination of the social deviancy of violence and the family context constitutes for many children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitetsbibliotek , 2004. , 284 p.
Series
Örebro Studies in Social work, ISSN 1651-145X ; 5
Keyword [en]
Social service, children, children's perspectives, family relations, violence, family violence, meaning, fatherhood, childhood
Keyword [sv]
Socialt arbete
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Social Work
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-88ISBN: 91-7668-419-0 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-88DiVA: diva2:137397
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2004-12-09, Hörsal A, Örebro universitet, Örebro, 13:00
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Available from: 2004-11-19 Created: 2004-11-19 Last updated: 2016-12-12Bibliographically approved

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