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Family troubles?Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people$
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Jane Ribbens McCarthy, Carol-Ann Hooper, and Val Gillies

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447304432

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447304432.001.0001

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The permeating presence of past domestic and familial violence: “So, like, I’d never let anyone hit me but I’ve hit them, and I shouldn’t have done”

The permeating presence of past domestic and familial violence: “So, like, I’d never let anyone hit me but I’ve hit them, and I shouldn’t have done”

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(p.151) Chapter Twelve The permeating presence of past domestic and familial violence: “So, like, I’d never let anyone hit me but I’ve hit them, and I shouldn’t have done”
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Family troubles?
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Dawn Mannay

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447304432.003.0012

This chapter takes a case study approach, using one woman’s narrative journey from childhood to motherhood to explore the ongoing permeating presence of her childhood experience of domestic and family violence. While the influence of childhood experience on parenting is well recognised, Mannay also highlights the wider context of the normalization of male violence and the centrality of care in the construction of femininity, and their influence on the everyday life and aspirations of girls and women in work as well as family contexts.

Keywords:   Childhood, Parenting, Domestic violence, Care, Femininity

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