Cover

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Series page, Title page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-x

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Foreword: Gender education as a first-line tool to fight violence against women

Ines Testoni

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pp. 1-14

This volume is the result of an analysis carried out by various scholars working at the international level on the issue of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). It pays particular attention to domestic violence, as in this field feminism has tenaciously sought to change the condition of women and, as a result, many international policies have promoted a significant social transformation. ...

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About the legislation against domestic violence in Europe and Italy

Alisa Del Re

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pp. 15-30

Historically, the process through which the modern state was born granted men the power within the family. Men’s domination over women was later transferred into laws, norms, and social structures. In the European national states the path to acquisition of citizenship rights for women has been asymmetric compared to that of male citizens, ...

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The Activism of Black Feminist Theory in Confronting Violence Against Women: Interconnections, Politics and Practice

Suryia Nayak

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pp. 31-60

In the previous chapter of this volume, Alisa Del Re calls the acts and consequences of violence against women “femicide.” She is right to do so, because violence against women is a matter of life and death that “knows no geographical, cultural, ethnic, or class boundaries.”1 ...

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“Brothers for life”: A campaign addressing gender based violence on (de/re) constructing masculinities in South Africa. “Yenza Kahle!” - Do the Right thing!

Phoebe Kisubi Mbasalaki

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pp. 61-76

Black feminist theory has been articulated in the preceding chapter as a powerful and effective tool in confronting gender violence. The Brothers for Life campaign can be seen in the same light as an emerging tool on the African continent. This campaign marks a paradigm shift in the interventions that address violence against women and girls (VAW) in Africa, mostly because it unravels men and masculinities. ...

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Gender, Deviance and Institutional Violence in Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries: An Analysis of Two Filmic Representations of Abuse

Auxiliadora Pérez-Vides

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pp. 77-92

This chapter inaugurates a section of the book devoted to the analysis of the transition from the application of repressive strategies upon women in terms of violence to more constructive means of female identity and empowerment in several contexts. In the case of Ireland, the interconnection of female deviance and violence has taken an interesting expression that is worthy of note. ...

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Gender and domestic violence in Portugal: intervention practices and their effects

Marlene Matos, Anita Santos, Rita Conde

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pp. 93-118

The current relevance of domestic violence is mainly due to the social construction of this type of victimization. The ongoing public recognition of violence as a serious problem can be attributed to several factors, namely the greater transparency of family relationships, the redefinition of women’s role in the family, the greater possibility for women to exercise their individual rights, ...

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The effectiveness of the EMPoWER project and intervention: Psychodrama and the elaboration of domestic violence in Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Portugal, Romania, and Albania

Ines Testoni, Alessandra Armenti, Michael Wieser, Alice Bertoldo, Mihaela Bucuta, Galabina Tarashoeva, Lucia Ronconi, Maria Silvia Guglielmin, Gabriela Dima, Gabriela Moita, Adriano Zamperini, Sibylla Verdi, Daniela Di Lucia Sposito

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pp. 119-150

Gender-based violence within families is a complex phenomenon that cuts across all social classes, geographical locations, and periods of human history.1 Studies of this issue have only recently gained an important role in psychological and social thinking and have developed in parallel with an awareness by women of the existential disadvantage they have. ...

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“Overcoming Female Subordination”: An experimental process of empowerment—through sociodrama and digital storytelling—directed toward a group of Italian female undergraduates

Vincenzo Calvo, Marta Codato, Ines Testoni, Alice Bertoldo

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pp. 151-172

Following the theory of Third Wave Feminism,1 this research aims at highlighting new pedagogical strategies to transgress cultural practices that perpetuate female subordination. ...

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Conclusion

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pp. 173-176

This volume has considered various aspects of gender-based violence. It has traced a path that began with a discussion about policies created to protect women against domestic violence and the emancipation of women and ended with a description of concrete interventions that support victims and provide education for preventing women’s dependence on men. ...

List of Contributors

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pp. 177-180

Back Cover

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