Understanding Abuse in Young People’s Intimate Relationships

Female Perspectives on Power, Control and Gendered Social Norms

By Ceryl Teleri Davies

Published

May 1, 2023

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447362678

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

May 1, 2023

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447362661

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

May 1, 2023

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447362685

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Understanding Abuse in Young People’s Intimate Relationships

Ceryl Teleri Davies’ research in female-only spaces informs this illuminating guide to young women’s experience of intimate relationships. Essential reading for those working with young people, the book makes a vital contribution to the study of gender-based violence. Her research reveals young women’s understandings of what it means to have a healthy relationship, and considers the influence of gendered social norms within both healthy and abusive relationships.

While contributing to the debate on how young women negotiate the conflicts inherent in contemporary constructions of gender, the book then suggests a pathway towards gender equality.

Ceryl Teleri Davies is a qualified social worker and solicitor, and a social work lecturer at Bangor University, UK.

Introduction

The Nature and Patterns of Abuse in Young Intimate Relationships

Gender Norms and Young Intimate Relationship Roles

‘Sexual Double’ Standards

Online/Offline Abuse

Promoting Healthy Relationships: A Whole Community Model

Conclusion: Abuse in Young Intimate Relationships: Voice, Empowerment and Abuse