INVESTIGATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE THROUGH LINGUISTIC CHOICES IN SLUM CHILD: A GENDER-BASED STUDY
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Keywords

Domestic violence
Abuse
Women’s portrayal

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Masood, T., & Tehseem, T. (2022). INVESTIGATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE THROUGH LINGUISTIC CHOICES IN SLUM CHILD: A GENDER-BASED STUDY. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 61(2), 49–69. https://doi.org/10.46568/jssh.v61i2.633
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Abstract

This study investigates how domestic violence and abuse have been portrayed in Bina Shah’s Slum Child. The study analyzes how women’s portrayal construes domestic violence, abuse, marginalization, and victimization. The study employs Thematic Roles given by Andrew and Radford, as cited in Saeed to explore the linguistic choices which are significant in reflecting the underlying ideology of the author. Research shows that the beats, mourns, screams, and shouts of the female characters as portrayed in the novel represent the distress, restraint, and implicit horrendous recollections. This study has contended that the selected novel features the complex relationship of females with space and researched how the female characters swaying among private and public spaces find the metropolitan space afraid for them. This study suggests that the academia through literature must commend voice following the troubles of the declined women whosoever are tragically collided together by the perpetrators.

https://doi.org/10.46568/jssh.v61i2.633
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