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Romantic Terrorism: An Auto-Ethnography of Domestic Violence Victimization and Survival, Sharon Hayes, Samantha Jeffries, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Pivot, 2015; 112 pp.: ISBN 978-1-137-46849-9 (eBook) [book review]

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posted on 2018-05-10, 00:00 authored by Silke Meyer
Hayes and Jeffries use an auto-ethnography approach to analysing and unpacking their own experiences of what they label as ‘romantic terrorism’. To start with, the authors, who are both academics in the field of criminology, need to be congratulated on their courage to disclose and utilise their own experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) to illustrate the concept of romantic terrorism and its power in entrapping victims in an abusive relationship. The authors use records of journal entries, text messages and emails written and received throughout their abusive experiences, along with their own recollection and that of other key informants for a multilayered analysis of abuse and recovery. The authors further describe themselves as colleagues and friends and incorporate each other as key informants into their analysis.

History

Volume

23

Issue

1

Start Page

99

End Page

101

Number of Pages

3

eISSN

2047-9433

ISSN

0269-7580

Publisher

Sage Publications

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

Author Research Institute

  • Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence

Era Eligible

  • No

Journal

International Review of Victimology

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