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Resistance, rupture and repetition: Civil society strategies against intimate partner violence in Cambodia
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2773-8534
Göteborgs universitet.
2015 (English)In: Global Public Health, ISSN 1744-1692, E-ISSN 1744-1706, Vol. 11, no 1-2, 95-107 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper offers a new interpretation of the resistance' carried out by local civil society organisations in Cambodia against intimate partner violence (IPV). In this, the paper explores the nexus between rupture', resistance' and repetition' and concludes that different repetitions' can contribute to acts of violence while simultaneously creating possibilities for resisting IPV. In regard to the latter, the concept of rupture' is investigated as a performative politics through which organisations try to disrupt the repetitions' of violent masculinities. Furthermore, it is argued that the importance of repetitions' and the concept of time should be acknowledged. The French criminal defence lawyer Jacques Verges' understanding of rupture' and the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze's notions of repetition' inform the analysis. To exemplify our discussion and findings, the paper embraces stories of a number of civil society workers who facilitate various men's groups in Cambodia in order to negotiate the practice of IPV.

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2015. Vol. 11, no 1-2, 95-107 p.
Keyword [en]
Cambodia; intimate partner violence; repetition; resistance; rupture
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Social Sciences Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-40682DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2014.994654ISI: 000366655900007OAI: diva2:906191
Available from: 2016-02-24 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2016-02-25Bibliographically approved

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