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Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva
versão On-line ISSN 1809-4481
PAZO, Concepcion Gandara e AGUIAR, Adriana Cavalcanti de. Senses of intimate violence: analysis of an anonymous telephone service database. Physis [online]. 2012, vol.22, n.1, pp.253-273. ISSN 1809-4481. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-73312012000100014.
This paper aims to identify and interprete, in the resultant database of the registers of an Anonymous Telephone Service of support and advisement in the areas of rights and violence against women, the perception and the attribution of meanings of their experiences of intimate violence mainly in the light of contemporary Brazilian feminist literature. This text is aligned to a group of investigators who focused the attention in describing and thinking about the feminine representations about the violence, pointing out the non-universality of the feminine experience in relation to aggressions, valuing singular aspects of the attacked women. In the data analysis the meanings women give to their prolonged hesitations against the expressed desire to separate themselves from their abusive spouses are highlighted. The results support previous researchs on the complexity and morbidity of the phenomenon and also point to the need of the intersection of research fields in order the expansion of their understanding and more effective interventions.
Palavras-chave : Violence against woman; woman dials; gender relations; meanings of intimate violence.