Journal article

From "Ghettoization" to a Field of Its Own: A Comprehensive Review of Street Harassment Research

Bianca Fileborn, Tully O'Neill

TRAUMA VIOLENCE & ABUSE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Street harassment represents one of the most pervasive forms of sexual violence. While it is commonly understood as a gender-based harm, it also intersects with racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, and other forms of abuse. Although it is rarely responded to through government policy, research illustrates that street harassment can have profoundly negative impacts of those who experience it. This article provides a comprehensive review of the current "state of the field" of street harassment research. We undertook two extensive searches of the EBSCO Discovery database in 2015 and 2020, followed by the use of reference snowballing and a Google Scholar search in order to triangulate resul..

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