Dismantling dominant sexual violence research without using the master's tools

Easpaig, Bróna Nic Giolla and Fryer, David (2011) Dismantling dominant sexual violence research without using the master's tools. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 7 2: 168-175.

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Author Easpaig, Bróna Nic Giolla
Fryer, David
Title Dismantling dominant sexual violence research without using the master's tools
Journal name Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1833-4512
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 168
End page 175
Total pages 8
Editor Damien W. Riggs
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Australian Psychological Society
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract In this brief commentary we argue that currently dominant “mainstream” sexual violence research reproduces heterosexism and cisgenderism and “others” community members of diverse sexual and gendered identities by positioning them as exotic. We suggest that the hegemonic research apparatus, manifested through discourses, definitions, practices, methodologies, methods, technical procedures, educational practices and debate in this area, is problematically flawed. We argue that, through interconnected processes of, firstly, “psychologisation” (the construction of the psychological subject); secondly, pathologising explanations; and thirdly, disconnection of power-knowledge from violence, the theoretical resources for working progressively within communities to address sexual violence are severely compromised.
Keyword Heterosexism
Sexual violence
Open Access Mandate Compliance No - Does Not Comply
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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