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The Contexts of Violence
The contexts of violence
Talk in Social Positionings

Men's talk, and indeed silence, about violence is set in contexts. This chapter addresses the contexts of men's talk about violence to known women. These include those recognized by the men, and those observable through analysis that may not be apparent to them. Accordingly, men, in their talk and silence, are located in social positionings. Men are positioned by social structures in particular locations, and yet may contradict them in some way. They may also position themselves or be positioned by others, and may be in several different positionings. Men may occupy subject positions, which may he multiple, shifting and contradictory, within discourses.

Types of Context

Contexts usually comprise a number of disparate elements: strategic, societal, agency. ...

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