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dc.creatorCarrington, Kerry
dc.creatorMcIntosh, Alison
dc.creatorHogg, Russell
dc.creatorScott, John
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Rural Criminology, v2, n1 (December, 2013), p. 3-24en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article is based on research we conducted in two agricultural communities as part of a broader study that included mining communities in rural Australia. The data from the agricultural locations tell a different story to that of the mining communities. In the latter, alcohol-fuelled, male-on-male assaults in public places caused considerable anxiety among informants. By contrast, people in the agricultural communities seemed more troubled by hidden violent harms which were largely privatised and individualised, including self-harm, suicide, isolation and threats to men’s general wellbeing and mental health; domestic violence; and other forms of violence largely unreported and thus unacknowledged within the wider community (including sexual assault and bullying linked to homophobia). We argue one reason for the different pattern in the agricultural communities is the decline of pub(lic) masculinity, and with this, the increasing isolation of rural men and the increasing propensity to internalise violence. We argue that the relatively high rates of suicide in agricultural communities experiencing rural decline are symptomatic of the internalisation of violence.en_US
dc.publisherOhio State University. Librariesen_US
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright ownership of this article. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the author.en_US
dc.subjectRural Menen_US
dc.subjectSelf Harmen_US
dc.subjectDomestic Violenceen_US
dc.subjectDrinking Cultureen_US
dc.titleRural Masculinities and the Internalisation of Violence in Agricultural Communitiesen_US

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