Listening: A tool for minimising violence in the lives of women with disabilities

Dennis, Rea (1999) Listening: A tool for minimising violence in the lives of women with disabilities. Women Against Violence, 7: 32-41.


Author Dennis, Rea
Title Listening: A tool for minimising violence in the lives of women with disabilities
Journal name Women Against Violence   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1327-5550
Publication date 1999-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 7
Start page 32
End page 41
Total pages 10
Editor Wendy Weekes
Jenny Morgan
Rachel Green
Anna Moo
Marg Pary
Place of publication Carlton, VIC, Australia
Publisher CASA House
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C1
370204 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
750305 Ability and disability
Formatted abstract
There are many ways in which women experience violence in the modern era: physically, sexually, psychologically, culturally. For women with intellectually disabilities these experiences tend to be compounded by additional layers of violence and oppression linked to their deviant status. Identity scholars like Giddens (1991), Josselson and Leiblich (1993) and Shakespeare (1996b) claim that telling our story alleviates some of the oppression encountered by being 'other' in the dominant culture. This paper explores the intersection of personal story and identity formation for women with profound intellectual disabilities nominating the failure of society to listen as the primary violent act.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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