Women and Gendered Violence in Canada: An Intersectional Approach

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2018 - Sex discrimination against women - 416 pages

Violence against women is usually framed as an issue of interpersonal violence perpetuated by men. While domestic violence and sexual assault are significant social problems, such a narrow framing obscures the diversity of women's experience, fails to illuminate the role social structures play, and excludes discussions of workplace and state violence. By drawing on a range of theoretical traditions emerging from feminism, criminology, and sociology, Women and Gendered Violence in Canada significantly expands the conversation on violence against women.

The first section of the book develops the conceptual and contextual framework that informs the remainder of the text, and the following three sections are organized around types of victimization: interpersonal, labour site, and state. Each chapter ends with lists of suggested activities, and first person narratives are integrated throughout to personalize the material and issues being examined.

 

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Contents

Expanding the lens on gendered violence
1
Contextualizing Gendered Violence in Canada
17
Interpersonal Violence
87
Workplace Violence
151
Structural Violence
221
Glossary
307
Works Cited
313
Credits
377
Index
379
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Chris Bruckert is Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa.

Tuulia Law is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University.

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