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The sociological significance of domestic violence: tensions, paradoxes, and implications
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2013 (English)In: Current Sociology, ISSN 0011-3921, E-ISSN 1461-7064, Vol. 61, no 2, 152-170 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sociology and sociological theory has been effective in analyzing societal and institutional conflict and violence, but less so the specifics of interpersonal violence. This article examines the sociological significance of domestic violence. This relationship, or sometimes its neglect, is underlain by several tensions and paradoxes, which in turn have broader implications for sociology and sociological theory. These matters are examined through: the possible paradox of violence and intimacy in the phenomenon of domestic violence; the importance of the naming and framing of such violence; explanation, responsibility and agency; and gender, hegemony and discourse in mens violence to known women, as part of a multifaceted power approach.

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SAGE Publications (UK and US) , 2013. Vol. 61, no 2, 152-170 p.
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Domestic violence, intimacy, masculinities, men, sociology, transnational, violence, women
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81185DOI: 10.1177/0011392112456503ISI: 000316633400004OAI: diva2:550941
Available from: 2012-09-09 Created: 2012-09-09 Last updated: 2013-04-22

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