Embodiment and use of space

  • Callaghan Jane (Speaker)
  • Joanne Helen Alexander (Speaker)

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminar/WorkshopResearch


The established literature on children's experiences of domestic violence positions young people as passive victims, damaged by their 'exposure' to violence and abuse in the home. Psychological accounts are frequently pathologising, focusing on mental health impact, the negative consequences for social skills, future romantic relationships, neurological 'damage', and poor educational and employment outcomes. While we recognise the importance of understanding the hurt, disruption and damage that domestic violence can cause children, in this paper, we explore other possible ways of talking about and thinking about the lives of young people who have experienced domestic violence.
Period3 Mar 2015
Event titleThomas Coram Research Institute Seminar Series
Event typeSeminar
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map


  • Embodiment
  • Space
  • Use of space
  • Domestic Violence
  • Children
  • Passive victims
  • Agency