Injustice Disrupted: Experiences of Just Spaces by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence.

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Justice
      sexual violence
      space
      victim-survivors
    • Abstract:
      Given the limitations of the criminal justice system to address cases of sexual violence, feminist scholars are increasingly exploring alternative approaches to justice. Here I ask: What is the role of space in the way victim-survivors of sexual violence can experience justice outside the criminal justice system? Can an understanding of space help us develop justice responses to sexual violence? Interviews were conducted with 35 victim-survivors of sexual violence in Iceland. In cases where offenders remained or re-entered their life space in some way, many participants described feelings of profound fear and anxiety. Participants used a variety of different socio-spatial strategies to ensure that they would not find themselves in the same space as the offenders. Based on the context as well as the networks and mechanisms available to them, these included surrendering, avoiding, negotiating, fighting for, protecting and (re)claiming spaces. Drawing on the concept of the continuum of sexual violence, I suggest that participants' experiences can be conceptualized on a continuum of injustice. To the degree that participants were able to create what I call just spaces, they gained a sense of belonging, empowerment and freedom, which I suggest can be understood as disrupting this continuum of injustice. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      13990
    • ISSN:
      0964-6639
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0964663919896065
    • Accession Number:
      145141078
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ANTONSDÓTTIR, H. F. Injustice Disrupted: Experiences of Just Spaces by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence. Social & Legal Studies, [s. l.], v. 29, n. 5, p. 718–744, 2020. DOI 10.1177/0964663919896065. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=145141078. Acesso em: 1 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Antonsdóttir HF. Injustice Disrupted: Experiences of Just Spaces by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence. Social & Legal Studies. 2020;29(5):718-744. doi:10.1177/0964663919896065
    • APA:
      Antonsdóttir, H. F. (2020). Injustice Disrupted: Experiences of Just Spaces by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence. Social & Legal Studies, 29(5), 718–744. https://doi.org/10.1177/0964663919896065
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Antonsdóttir, Hildur Fjóla. 2020. “Injustice Disrupted: Experiences of Just Spaces by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence.” Social & Legal Studies 29 (5): 718–44. doi:10.1177/0964663919896065.
    • Harvard:
      Antonsdóttir, H. F. (2020) ‘Injustice Disrupted: Experiences of Just Spaces by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence’, Social & Legal Studies, 29(5), pp. 718–744. doi: 10.1177/0964663919896065.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Antonsdóttir, HF 2020, ‘Injustice Disrupted: Experiences of Just Spaces by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence’, Social & Legal Studies, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 718–744, viewed 1 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Antonsdóttir, Hildur Fjóla. “Injustice Disrupted: Experiences of Just Spaces by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence.” Social & Legal Studies, vol. 29, no. 5, Oct. 2020, pp. 718–744. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0964663919896065.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Antonsdóttir, Hildur Fjóla. “Injustice Disrupted: Experiences of Just Spaces by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence.” Social & Legal Studies 29, no. 5 (October 2020): 718–44. doi:10.1177/0964663919896065.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Antonsdóttir HF. Injustice Disrupted: Experiences of Just Spaces by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence. Social & Legal Studies [Internet]. 2020 Oct [cited 2020 Dec 1];29(5):718–44. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=145141078