Technology-Facilitated Domestic Abuse in Political Economy: A new theoretical framework

Yardley, Elizabeth (2020) Technology-Facilitated Domestic Abuse in Political Economy: A new theoretical framework. Violence Against Women. ISSN 1077-8012

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This paper presents a new theoretical framework around technology-facilitated domestic abuse (TFDA) in identifying four distinct types of omnipresent behaviour. Perpetrators are increasingly drawing upon networked technologies likes smartphones, social media and GPS trackers in monitoring, controlling and abusing survivors. There is considerable academic literature developing in response to this. Whilst this scholarship is valuable, this paper argues that TFDA must be understood as a neoliberal manifestation of patriarchal legacies of misogyny and sexism. A failure to recognise this will serve to prioritise abusers’ freedom to do harm over rights of survivors to be protected from harm.

Item Type: Article
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Date: 6 August 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology; domestic abuse; coercive control
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA20: Social Work and Social Policy
Depositing User: Liz Yardley
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 07:22
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2020 13:32

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