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dc.contributor.advisorWater, Tineke
dc.contributor.advisorGilkison, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorThaggard, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-04T03:21:29Z
dc.date.available2016-11-04T03:21:29Z
dc.date.copyright2016
dc.date.created2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10134
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a hermeneutic interpretation of how women constructed a life and identity after intimate partner violence. The hermeneutical philosophy of Paul Ricoeur formed the methodological framework of the thesis; and the threefold concept of mimesis 1, mimesis 2, and mimesis 3 was used to interpret the women?s narratives. This is the story of 15 women who experienced the power and control of intimate partner violence. They suffered pain and fear, and lost their sense of self and their identity, while they struggled with the shame and the stigma of intimate partner violence. It is also the story of how these women came to a moment in time, an anagnoritic moment, when they imagined a life that could be and knew they had to cross over the bridge to that other world where there was no violence. They plotted and planned and let go of all that they had worked for and held dear just to get to the other side. They were stalked and threatened and despaired of ever making it; but they crossed that bridge and, on the other side, took small steps forward to rebuild their shattered lives. These women took back their sense of self and reclaimed their power and control. With each step and action a new tile was laid into a mosaic that embodied the story of their lives. The mosaic held significance and meaning, and all the actions they took to gain a new identity of a superhero. The stories these women have shared of the journey to constructing a new life offer insights to all those who work or come into contact with women who have experienced intimate partner violence and reaffirms that interpersonal violence concerns us all.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectWomenen_NZ
dc.subjectIntimate partner violenceen_NZ
dc.subjectSense of selfen_NZ
dc.subjectSelf agencyen_NZ
dc.subjectShameen_NZ
dc.subjectViolenceen_NZ
dc.subjectNew lifeen_NZ
dc.subjectMeaning and purposeen_NZ
dc.subjectScars that Remainen_NZ
dc.subjectPaul Ricoeuren_NZ
dc.subjectHermeneuticsen_NZ
dc.subjectPower and controlen_NZ
dc.subjectConstruction of life after IPVen_NZ
dc.subjectNew identityen_NZ
dc.subjectMimesisen_NZ
dc.subjectSuperheroen_NZ
dc.titleThe Mosaic of a Superhero: A Ricoeurian Hermeneutic Construction of Life and Identity After Intimate Partner Violenceen_NZ
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral Theses
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2016-11-04T02:50:35Z


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