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Therapeutic responses to violence : a detailed analysis of therapy transcripts

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dc.contributor.advisor Coates, Linda
dc.contributor.author Maddeaux-Young, Hayley Nadine
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-24T21:03:19Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-24T21:03:19Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/396
dc.description xii, 228 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract The Interactive and Discursive View of Violence and Resistance proposes the existence of four-discursive-operations that “(i) conceal violence, (ii) mitigate perpetrators’ responsibility, (iii) conceal victims’ resistance, and (iv) blame or pathologize victims” (Coates & Wade, 2004, p.500). These linguistic operations produce incorrect representations of violence that ignore the unilateral nature of acts of violence and, instead focus on pathologizing victims (Coates & Wade, 2004). Examining how violence, victims, perpetrators, and responsibility for the violence are represented in therapy transcripts in which the presenting issue is violence, will allow us to see if linguistic strategies that are used to discredit victims in everyday talk are also used in therapy by therapists. Analysis of 19 therapy transcripts found that the four-discursive-operations were used in each of the transcripts and that therapists often initiated the use of these inaccurate representations or encouraged the perpetrator’s use of four-discursive-operations. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2006. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Victims of violent crimes -- Psychology en
dc.subject Dialogue analysis en
dc.subject Communication in psychology en
dc.subject Victims -- Mental health en
dc.subject Pejoration (Linguistics) en
dc.subject Semantics en
dc.title Therapeutic responses to violence : a detailed analysis of therapy transcripts en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology en

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