Research on violence against women. A sociological perspective

TitleResearch on violence against women. A sociological perspective
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsToffanin AMaria
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Date Published06/2012
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2282-2011
Keywordsfeminist research, gender, intersectionality, symbolic violence, violence against women

This article reviews various approaches to the study of gender violence coming from a sociological point of view. The review is a partial, diachronic reconstruction of the international debate since the 1970s, including the contribution of Black Feminism, Latin American Studies and Gender Migration Studies. We propose to consider gender intersectional asymmetries, including those related to cultural and social groups, to class, age, sexual orientation and legal status. This review assumes symbolic violence as a theoretical perspective.