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Gendered and social hierarchies in problem representation and policy processes: ‘Domestic violence’ in Finland and Scotland
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. (CFS: Centre for Feminist Studies)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9808-1413
Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK.
2010 (English)In: Violence against Women, ISSN 1077-8012, E-ISSN 1552-8448, Vol. 16, no 2, 136-158 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article identifies and critiques presumptions about gender and violence that continue to frame and inform the processes of policy formation and implementation on domestic violence. It also deconstructs the agendered nature of policy as gendered, multilevel individual and collective action. Drawing on comparative illustrative material from Finland and Scotland, we discuss how national policies and discourses emphasize physical forms of violence, place the onus on the agency of women, and encourage a narrow conceptualization of violence in relationships. The two countries do this in somewhat comparable, though different ways operating within distinct national gender contexts. The complex interweaving of masculinities, violence, and cultures, although recognized in many debates, is seemingly marginalized from dominant discourses, policy, and legal processes. Despite growth in critical studies on men, there is little attempt made to problematize the gendered nature of violence. Rather, policy and service outcomes reflect processes through which individualized and masculine discourses frame ideas, discourses, and policy work. Women experiencing violence are constructed as victims and potential survivors of violence, although the social and gendered hierarchies evident in policies and services result in longer-term inequities and suffering for women and their dependents.

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2010. Vol. 16, no 2, 136-158 p.
Keyword [en]
domestic violence, Finland, gender, policy, problem representation, Scotland
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Gender Studies
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Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-40005DOI: 10.1177/1077801209355185ISI: 000273344800002PubMedID: 19995803Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-73549087665OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-40005DiVA: diva2:774692
Available from: 2014-12-28 Created: 2014-12-28 Last updated: 2016-08-30Bibliographically approved

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