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Telling It Like It Is: Understanding Adult Women’s Life-Long Disclosures of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Livesey, Louise (2002) Telling It Like It Is: Understanding Adult Women’s Life-Long Disclosures of Childhood Sexual Abuse. In: Narrative, Memory and Life Transitions. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 53-64.

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Abstract

This paper seeks to explore some of what we can learn from looking at adult
women’s stories of their experiences of disclosing childhood sexual abuse. The
research upon which the paper is based is an inter-disciplinary analysis of
“what happens” when women disclose child sexual abuse to others over the life
course. A socially aware understanding of the meaning of narrative and storytelling
has become of key importance in this research and begins to offer new
ways in which to develop research on sexually abusive experiences which
broadens the agenda of research on childhood sexual abuse. In particular
understanding narrative has offered new ways of accessing and understanding
issues relating to later life (that is, post-childhood) for women who have
experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Copyright for chapters remain with individual authors at all times and permission should be sought from the author for any reproduction other than for personal use.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2009 08:38
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 13:19
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/5131

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