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Scrapbooking men's intrusions : ‘It's nice to have a place where you can rant about things that people normally tell you you're over-reacting about’.

Walling-Wefelmeyer, Ros (2019) 'Scrapbooking men's intrusions : ‘It's nice to have a place where you can rant about things that people normally tell you you're over-reacting about’.', Women's studies international forum., 75 . p. 102242.

Abstract

This article presents an in-depth study of eight women's experiences and conceptions of men's intrusions in the UK. ‘Men's intrusions’ is posited here as a useful concept for exploring a lived continuum of men's practices in and across digital, online and offline space. Typically, research on men's intrusions has focused on specific and bounded space, neglecting the interrelation and collapse of sites and spaces into each other. This paper addresses this omission and finds that participants experienced a wide range of complex, multi-faceted intrusions, all unique, but sharing the common characteristics of being simultaneously unexpected and continuous, and of imposing gendered-self-awareness with lasting negative effect. In the process of making sense of their experiences, participants adopted different frames for conceptualising men's intrusions, three of which were identified: an individual frame, a grey frame and feminist frame/s. This sense-making process was largely facilitated by the activity of scrapbooking; the research used analogue and digital scrapbooking methodologically to represent diverse intrusions occurring across diverse mediums. The findings have implications for both developing and complicating understandings of the continuum of men's violence against women and also for diversifying feminist research approaches to gender, space and violence.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2019.102242
Publisher statement:© 2019 The Author. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY/4.0/).
Date accepted:24 June 2019
Date deposited:17 July 2019
Date of first online publication:10 July 2019
Date first made open access:17 July 2019

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