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Gendering Violence: theorising the links between men, masculinities and violence


Pease, B, Gendering Violence: theorising the links between men, masculinities and violence, Violence, Gender and Affect: Interpersonal, Institutional and Ideological Practices, Palgrave Macmillan, M Husso, S Karkulehto, T Saresma, A Laitila, J Eilola and H Siltala (ed), Switzerland, pp. 71-90. ISBN 978-3-030-56929-7 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-56930-3_4


When gender analyses are used in government violence prevention discourses, the focus is primarily upon women as victims, sometimes with an acknowledgement that most of the perpetrators are male. Many violence prevention advocates maintain that menís violence against women is substantially different to menís violence against men, on the basis that most violence against women occurs in the home, while most violence against men occurs in public settings. They also suggest that while the patterns and dynamics of menís violence against women are gendered, menís violence against men is not gendered. The main argument of this chapter is that menís violence against women can best be understood in the context of menís other violences, including menís gendered violence against other men. The implication of the interrelatedness of different forms of menís violence is that strategies to address one form of menís violence need to address other forms of menís violence. Consequently, we cannot eliminate menís violence against women without also understanding and addressing the other violences of men in patriarchy.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:critical gender theory, masculinity, gendered violence, menís violence against men, patriarchy
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Social work
Research Field:Social work not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Gender and sexualities
UTAS Author:Pease, B (Professor Bob Pease)
ID Code:143599
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-03-25
Last Modified:2021-09-08

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