What’s in a name? : the Scottish Government, feminism and the gendered framing of domestic abuse

Nancy Lombard, Nel Whiting

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Abstract

In this chapter, we argue that Scotland is unique, differing from the other countries in the UK in that feminists have been the driving force not simply in placing the issue of domestic abuse on the public and political agenda, but in successfully establishing the issue as a gender-based problem. The adoption of the term ‘domestic abuse’ in Scotland in 2000 was intended to better reflect the range of behaviours enacted by perpetrators to control their partners. It highlights that such abuse need not be physical and includes emotional, psychological and financial tactics, all of which are used to create compliance in a partner.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence
EditorsNancy Lombard
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages28-39
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781315612997
ISBN (Print)9781472483515
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge Habdbooks

Keywords

  • gender online harassment domestic abuse
  • violence
  • rape
  • stalking
  • Scotland
  • domestic abuse
  • feminism

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    Lombard, N., & Whiting, N. (2017). What’s in a name? : the Scottish Government, feminism and the gendered framing of domestic abuse. In N. Lombard (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence (pp. 28-39). (Routledge Habdbooks). Routledge . https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Gender-and-Violence/Lombard/p/book/9781472483515