Ambivalent and Consistent Relationships: The Role of Personal Networks in Cases of Domestic Violence

  title={Ambivalent and Consistent Relationships: The Role of Personal Networks in Cases of Domestic Violence},
  author={Elisa Bellotti and Susanne Boethius and Malin Akerstrom and Margareta Hyd{\'e}n},
  journal={Social Inclusion},
Social networks are usually considered as positive sources of social support, a role which has been extensively studied in the context of domestic violence. To victims of abuse, social networks often provide initial emotional and practical help as well useful information ahead of formal institutions. Recently, however, attention has been paid to the negative responses of social networks. In this article, we advance the theoretical debate on social networks as a source of social support by… 

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