Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Marianne Inéz Lien, Jørgen Lorentzen
    Pages 1-12 Open Access
  3. Marianne Inéz Lien, Jørgen Lorentzen
    Pages 13-20 Open Access
  4. Marianne Inéz Lien, Jørgen Lorentzen
    Pages 21-35 Open Access
  5. Marianne Inéz Lien, Jørgen Lorentzen
    Pages 37-82 Open Access
  6. Marianne Inéz Lien, Jørgen Lorentzen
    Pages 83-102 Open Access
  7. Marianne Inéz Lien, Jørgen Lorentzen
    Pages 103-125 Open Access
  8. Marianne Inéz Lien, Jørgen Lorentzen
    Pages 127-156 Open Access
  9. Marianne Inéz Lien, Jørgen Lorentzen
    Pages 157-171 Open Access
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 173-174

About this book


“This is an important book on an under-acknowledged issue of great relevance to men’s health. By shining a light on these victims hopefully society can open its eyes to their plight and the need for a more informed debate on what happens behind closed doors and the support needs of affected men.” (Alan White, Emeritus Professor of Men’s Health, Leeds Beckett University, UK; Patron, The Men’s Health Forum)

"This book is a must read for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the field of family violence. Lien and Lorentzen provide an important and compelling addition to the growing body of work that shows just how serious and harmful partner violence can be to male victims and their children. Compelling case studies are complemented by quantitative studies and excellent research to demonstrate how vital it is for the field to learn more about male victims and update our theoretical understanding of partner violence." (Denise A. Hines, Associate Research Professor and Director, Massachusetts Family Impact Seminars, Clark University, USA)

This open access book draws on a broad study on violence against men, from both male and female partners in Norway, to contribute to the research on intimate partner violence. It identifies similarities in men's experiences and backgrounds, including in their perceptions of their own victimisation. Marianne Inez Lien and Jørgen Lorentzen argue that the traditional gender power model should be modified and supplemented, and propose that we consider violence in terms of psychological supremacy, rather than in terms of femininity and masculinity. Men's Experiences of Violence in Intimate Relationships will appeal to students and scholars across a range of areas including criminology, sociology and family violence, and gender studies.


intimate partner violence violence and gender domestic violence victim victimology trauma family violence masculinity psychology of violence violence in relationships sociology of family victimhood Open Access

Authors and affiliations

  • Marianne Inéz Lien
    • 1
  • Jørgen Lorentzen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OsloBlindern, OsloNorway
  2. 2.Hedda FoundationNesoddenNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-03993-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-03994-3
  • Buy this book on publisher's site