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dc.contributor.authorSilva, Luciana Cunha
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:48:00Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:48:00Z
dc.date.issued2007-08
dc.identifier.othersilva_luciana_c_200708_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/silva_luciana_c_200708_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24284
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative interview study focuses on women’s fear of sexual violence, how it shapes women’s views on sexual assault, its influence on women’s use of safety strategies, and how safety strategies may restrict use of time and space. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with five participants. Participants also journaled on the topic of sexual violence for a week. Findings indicate women think about sexual violence as a widespread problem that affects women disproportionately more than it affects men; that women engage in precautionary behaviors in a ritualistic manner; and that the fear of sexual assault is restrictive, but that safety rituals help women feel powerful, in control, and less anxious.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectsexual assault
dc.subjectrape
dc.subjectfear
dc.subjectsexual violence
dc.subjectrituals
dc.subjectprecautionary behaviors
dc.subjectwomen
dc.subjectfeminist
dc.subjectfeminism
dc.titleSafety rituals
dc.title.alternativehow women cope with the fear of sexual violence
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentChild and Family Development
dc.description.majorChild and Family Development
dc.description.advisorDavid W. Wright
dc.description.committeeDavid W. Wright
dc.description.committeeJerry Gale
dc.description.committeeLynda Walters


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