‘Throughout my life I’ve had people walk all over me’: Trauma in the lives of violent men

Ellis, Anthony, Winlow, Simon and Hall, Steve (2017) ‘Throughout my life I’ve had people walk all over me’: Trauma in the lives of violent men. The Sociological Review, 65 (4). pp. 699-713. ISSN 0038-0261

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This article presents original qualitative data gathered during prolonged ethnographic fieldwork with violent men in deindustrialised communities in the north of England. The data are used as an empirical platform for a theoretical exploration of the symbolism and subjectivising influences of traumatic life experiences in these men’s biographies. The article concludes by making the tentative suggestion that there is a complex and mediated causal link between traumatic experience and a deep subjective commitment to aggression and violence in adulthood.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: masculinity, memory, trauma, violence, visceral habitus
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2018 08:56
Last Modified: 19 May 2022 08:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/35373

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