Open Access Thesis
Date of Award
Krista M. Brumley
In the Arab world, individual stories of intimate partner violence are often hidden and cultural narratives frame intimate partner violence as a personal problem to be solved by the family, an extremely private and protective unit. As second-generation immigrants, Arab American women experience new pathways to navigate gender inequalities within U.S. culture, creating new accounts and attitudes of intimate partner violence. This study adds to the conversation on intimate partner violence by including voices of a marginalized group and contributes a unique interpretation of intimate partner violence by uncovering how these women interpret their experiences.
Aboulhassan, Salam, "Shifting Perspectives On Intimate Partner Violence? Perceptions Of 2nd Generation Arab American Women" (2015). Wayne State University Theses. 423.