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Domestic violence: intersection of culture, gender and context

Tonsing, Jenny C. (2015) Domestic violence: intersection of culture, gender and context. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 18 (2). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1557-1912

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Abstract

This study examines South Asian women’s experience of domestic violence in Hong Kong. Despite the proliferation of literature on domestic violence, this issue remain unexplored in the discourse of domestic violence in Hong Kong. A qualitative research approach through face to face interview with 14 women was employed. Participants were recruited through purposive and snowball sampling. Findings from this study highlight the importance of considering the social and cultural influence on how women perceived and construct their experiences of abuse. Implications for practice and policies are highlighted.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Online Publication
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jenny Tonsing
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 09:59
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2016 09:26
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8674
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