Towards Phenomenological Theorizing About Old Women Abuse

Tova Band-Winterstein, Zvi Eisikovits

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a phenomenological conceptualization of violence against old battered women. This was done by using the concept of intentionality of body, time and space, heuristically. Data for the paper were drawn from a series of qualitative studies on the lived experiences of old battered women performed by the authors during the last 5 years. Interviews with old battered Israeli Jewish women aged 60 to 84, were used to substantiate our claims. Most were clients of social service agencies. Content analysis pointed to the uniqueness and depth of understanding that can be drawn from this kind of conceptualization and highlighted the need to listen to the voices of the women and to understand the highly complex situations arising from being old and battered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-214
Number of pages13
JournalAgeing International
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Domestic violence
  • Elder abuse
  • Elder mistreatment
  • Violence against old women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)

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