Forced marriage, coercive control, and conducive contexts: the experiences of women in Scotland

Khatidja Chantler, Melanie McCarry

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    This article is based on the first Scottish study of survivor perspectives of forced marriage. In-depth interviews were conducted with eight survivors. Our thematic analysis identified five key themes: understandings of forced marriage, the “grooming” process, betrayal, legal responses, and women’s resistance. Utilizing Stark’s framework of coercive control and Kelly’s concept of conducive contexts, we illuminate hitherto under-appreciated dynamics of forced marriage: (a) the conceptualization of forced marriage as a process rather than an event, (b) the role of mothers within patriarchal contexts, and (c) betrayals of family and services as compounding long-term adverse effects of forced marriage.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages1-33
    Number of pages33
    JournalViolence Against Women
    Early online date1 Mar 2019
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Mar 2019

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    • coercive control
    • conducive contexts
    • role of mothers

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    In: Violence Against Women, 01.03.2019, p. 1-33.

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