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This chapter delineates and explains the scope, aims and purpose of the research project on which the book is based. It explains my interest in researching and doing a doctoral study on stalking victimisation, describes the feminist theoretical framework and standpoint that framed and guided my study and stresses my belief in pluralism regarding the examination of complex, gendered, psycho-social phenomena like stalking. It also provides an outline of the structure of the book and synopsis of chapters and a brief explanation of the notion of invisibility the way this emerged from victims’ accounts when chronicling and explaining their experiences of being pursued. This chapter sets the tone and intention of the book which is to consider victims’ experiences as an opportunity to reflect, question, reconfigure and reposition ourselves as scholars and citizens towards relevant and urgent as ever notions of violence, justice, relationships, accountability, empathy, morality and humanity.
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