Re(Gendering) violence: Men, masculinities and violence

Catherine Seymour

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    Abstract

    This paper focuses on constructions of violence, in particular the ways in which violence is constructed as a social problem in and through policy discourses. Inspired by an earlier study into the ways in which practitioners, engaged in work with men who are violent towards their female partners, construct and understand violence, this paper highlights the extent to which societal/cultural beliefs regarding gender and violence are embedded at the levels of policy, 'expert' knowledge(s), and practices. Illustrating the exercise of (gendered) power through knowledge in shaping Australian government/agency responses and initiatives, it is argued that this has critical implications for the waysin which 'gender(ed) violence' is conceptualised, named and addressed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationANZCCC 2010
    EditorsS Milivojevic S Milivojevic
    Place of PublicationNSW
    PublisherInstitute of Criminology, Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney
    ISBN (Electronic)9781742102245
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventAustralian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2010 - Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 02 Jul 2010 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2010
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Period02/07/10 → …

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