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Using Visual Art Workshops with Female Survivors of Domestic Violence in Portugal and England: A Comparative Reflection

Harman, V, Cappellini, Benedetta and Campos, Susana (2019) Using Visual Art Workshops with Female Survivors of Domestic Violence in Portugal and England: A Comparative Reflection International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 23 (1). pp. 23-36.

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Abstract

This paper provides a reflection on the use of visual art workshops in an interdisciplinary feminist project with female survivors of domestic violence living in refuges in England and Portugal. The paper discusses the fieldwork in each location with attention to the interaction between participants, between participants and the researcher/s, and the cultural and institutional structures influencing the research and the images produced. Despite some key differences in the context, the analysis highlights key resonances and commonalities amongst the objects that survivors of domestic abuse depicted in each location. We use the feminist notion of ‘giving voice’ as an analytical tool throughout the paper. The paper argues that ‘giving voice’ was not unproblematically accomplished by using visual methods and suggests that our understanding remained partial and often reliant on verbal narratives accompanying the visual images produced. We also highlight issues of power emerging when exhibiting art generated through the study.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors : Harman, V, Cappellini, Benedetta and Campos, Susana
Date : 3 October 2019
DOI : 10.1080/13645579.2019.1672285
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2019 Informa UK Limited
Uncontrolled Keywords : Arts-based research, interdisciplinary, participatory research, domestic violence, feminism
Depositing User : Rebecca Cooper
Date Deposited : 17 Dec 2019 12:22
Last Modified : 17 Dec 2019 13:55
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/853269

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