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The Crooked Path: Forgiveness in the Aftermath of Intimate Partner Violence

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dc.contributor.advisor Dwyer, Leslie Shaalan, Marisa Urgo
dc.creator Shaalan, Marisa Urgo 2019-07-30 2019-09-12T19:53:06Z 2019-09-12T19:53:06Z
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an exploration of forgiveness in the aftermath of IPV. It argues that forgiveness plays a paradoxical role in the life of IPV victims, and identifies a specific rhetorical use of forgiveness that the author terms “silencing forgiveness.” “Silencing forgiveness” simultaneously diminishes the victim’s experience, marginalizes their voices, while placing the onus for conflict resolution on them. In the process of researching and writing this thesis, the author conducted a literature search and review in a broad array of disciplines including criminology, conflict resolution, psychology, sociology, and victims’ narratives. The author’s IPV narrative offers the reader an account of a victim’s emotional growth in the period leading up to separation from an IPV abuser. It provides a window into the intimate and social dynamics in which forgiveness has a place.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject intimate partner violence en_US
dc.subject domestic violence en_US
dc.subject forgiveness en_US
dc.subject conflict resolution en_US
dc.subject autoethnography en_US
dc.title The Crooked Path: Forgiveness in the Aftermath of Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US Master's en_US Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US George Mason University en_US

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