Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 31, Issue 8, pp 967–971 | Cite as

The Social Construction of Roles in Intimate Partner Violence: Is the Victim/Perpetrator Model the only Viable one?

  • C. E. B. CannonEmail author
  • F. P. Buttell
Original Article


This article addresses controversies in the field over LGBTQ intimate partner violence by describing the scope of the problem, employing both the traditional feminist paradigm and poststructuralist feminist theoretical approach to frame the problem, and, lastly, provide suggestions for advancing the field using interdisciplinary theories and methods. Implications for the field, policy, and treatment of victims and perpetrators of LGBTQ intimate partner violence are discussed.


LGBTQ Physical violence Feminist paradigm Post-structuralist feminist theory Heteronormativity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Liberal ArtsTulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.School of Social WorkTulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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