The field of Domestic Violence research has expanded considerably in the past decade and now includes work conducted by researchers in many different disciplines, notably political science, public health, law, psychology, sociology, criminology, anthropology, family studies, and medicine. The SAGE Handbook of Domestic Violence provides a rich overview of the most important theoretical and empirical work in the field, organized by relationship type. The handbook addresses the three major areas of research on domestic violence: (1) Violence against partners; (2) Violence against children; and (3) Violence against other family members. This Handbook is a unique and timely publication and a long awaited, valuable resource for the vast amount of Domestic Violence research centres and individual researchers across the globe. Part 1: Men's Violence Against Women; Part 2: Women's Violence Against Men; Part 3: Violence Against Partners in Homosexual Relationships; Part 4: Mothers' Violence Against Children; Part 5: Father's Violence Against Children; Part 6: Other Circumstances of Neglect, Abuse, and Violence Against Children; Part 7: Violence Against Siblings; Part 8: Violence Against Parents; and Part 9: Violence Against Other Family Members.

Contesting Femicide: Social Movements and the Politics of Men's Violence against Female Intimate Partners

Contesting Femicide: Social Movements and the Politics of Men's Violence against Female Intimate Partners

Contesting femicide: social movements and the politics of men's violence against female intimate partners
Alison Brysk Jesilyn Faust

Definition and Scope of the Problem

Femicide is the systematic killing of women. The term originated to describe targeted and serial murders related to gender roles, such as honor killings and attacks on single female migrant workers in Mexico's border regions. The term femicide has become dominant among social movements, international organizations, and progressive institutions worldwide because it is a variant of homicide but consciously echoes the identity-based eradication of genocide – as we shall see documented below, femicide is a type of hate crime ...

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