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Violent men: ordinary and deviant.
J Interpers Violence. 2008 Feb; 23(2):225-44.JI

Abstract

This article deals with discourses of intimate partner violence and is based on interviews with professionals who meet violent men. The professionals emphasized the importance of men taking unreserved responsibility for their violent behavior. Intimate partner violence was viewed not only as "power and control" but as the result of complex situations and interplays. The discourses presented an ambivalent explanation of violent men as both ordinary and deviant. They were understood as having a strained background, but to be rather ordinary, often functioning well at work and in society. Yet, they have nonstandard views of women, act deviant in their communication and interplay with others, and cannot cope with certain situations in intimate relationships. Based on the interviews, men inclined to partner violence may be generalized as those who: attack immediately, explode unexpectedly, or ultimately become aggressive. The discussion challenges unreflected discourses as means for change when counteracting violence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden. kerstin.edin@epiph.umuNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18162638

Citation

Edin, Kerstin E., et al. "Violent Men: Ordinary and Deviant." Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 23, no. 2, 2008, pp. 225-44.
Edin KE, Lalos A, Högberg U, et al. Violent men: ordinary and deviant. J Interpers Violence. 2008;23(2):225-44.
Edin, K. E., Lalos, A., Högberg, U., & Dahlgren, L. (2008). Violent men: ordinary and deviant. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23(2), 225-44.
Edin KE, et al. Violent Men: Ordinary and Deviant. J Interpers Violence. 2008;23(2):225-44. PubMed PMID: 18162638.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Violent men: ordinary and deviant. AU - Edin,Kerstin E, AU - Lalos,Ann, AU - Högberg,Ulf, AU - Dahlgren,Lars, PY - 2007/12/29/pubmed PY - 2008/4/3/medline PY - 2007/12/29/entrez SP - 225 EP - 44 JF - Journal of interpersonal violence JO - J Interpers Violence VL - 23 IS - 2 N2 - This article deals with discourses of intimate partner violence and is based on interviews with professionals who meet violent men. The professionals emphasized the importance of men taking unreserved responsibility for their violent behavior. Intimate partner violence was viewed not only as "power and control" but as the result of complex situations and interplays. The discourses presented an ambivalent explanation of violent men as both ordinary and deviant. They were understood as having a strained background, but to be rather ordinary, often functioning well at work and in society. Yet, they have nonstandard views of women, act deviant in their communication and interplay with others, and cannot cope with certain situations in intimate relationships. Based on the interviews, men inclined to partner violence may be generalized as those who: attack immediately, explode unexpectedly, or ultimately become aggressive. The discussion challenges unreflected discourses as means for change when counteracting violence. SN - 0886-2605 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18162638/Violent_men:_ordinary_and_deviant_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0886260507309342?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -