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Men's Experiences of Violence in Intimate Relationships

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  • © 2019

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  • Brings a new depth of research to the field on intimate partner violence
  • Examines men's experiences of intimate partner violence and sexual violence in childhood and adolescence
  • Speaks to academics and teachers, child welfare counsellors, psychologists and nurses

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology (PSVV)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)


About this book

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.


Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo, Norway

    Marianne Inéz Lien

  • Hedda Foundation, Nesodden, Norway

    Jørgen Lorentzen

About the authors

Marianne Inéz Lien is a researcher in Sociology at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Jørgen Lorentzen is Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Director of the Hedda Foundation.

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