Wife beating or chastisement? : an approach to generating new theoretical concepts for understanding the changing frames and discourses of domestic violence

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Joseph M. Quinn (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Kenneth Allan

Abstract: "In this paper, I address the issue of domestic violence by means of a culturally and historically specific analysis, utilizing a theoretically adaptive approach. The data for this study were collected from newspapers and periodicals published beginning with the case of Fulgham v State in 1871 and ending with the Domestic Violence Act of 1978. Theoretically, the study draws upon discourse and frame analysis yet seeks to modify these ideas in light of their usefulness in analyzing the data. What this study uncovers are three foundational ideologies, Christianity, science, and Feminism which directly and significantly influences the way in which society has assigned gender roles to women and the ways in which the social problem, known today as domestic violence, has been understood by both individual citizens and American society at large."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
domestic violence, culturally, historically, analysis, Fulgham v State, 1871, Domestic Violence Act of 1978
Subjects
Women--Violence against--United States--History
Women--Violence against--United States--Sociological aspects
Women--Violence against--United States--Religious aspects
Family violence--United States
Feminist theory--United States