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
CountryAustralia
Period02/07/10 → …

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    Seymour, C. (2011). Re(Gendering) violence: Men, masculinities and violence. In S. M. S. Milivojevic (Ed.), ANZCCC 2010 Institute of Criminology, Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney.