Night terrors: women's experiences of (not) sleeping where there is domestic violence
Lowe, Pam, Humphreys, Cathy and Williams, Simon J.. (2007) Night terrors: women's experiences of (not) sleeping where there is domestic violence. Violence against Women, Vol.13 (No.6). pp. 549-561. ISSN 1077-8012Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077801207301556
The management of sleep is embedded within the social context of individuals' lives. This article is based on an exploratory study using focus groups of the sleep problems encountered by 17 women survivors of domestic violence. It argues that fear becomes the organizing framework for the management of sleep and illustrates how this takes place both while living with the perpetrators of violence and after the women have been rehoused. It argues that sleep deprivation is a method used by the perpetrators to exert control over women and that this has long-term implications for women's physical and mental health.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Violence against Women|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||June 2007|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 549-561|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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