Re-Theorizing Intimate Partner Violence through Post-Structural Feminism , Queer Theory , and the Sociology of Gender

  title={Re-Theorizing Intimate Partner Violence through Post-Structural Feminism , Queer Theory , and the Sociology of Gender},
  author={Clare Cannon and Katie Lauve-Moon and Fred Buttell},
In this article, we apply three theoretical frameworks, poststructural feminism, queer, and sociology of gender to the issue of intimate partner violence (IPV) in order to better account for heterosexual female perpetration and same-sex IPV. Although the traditional feminist paradigm—that assumes men use violence as an extension of patriarchy against their female victims—has been useful in explaining some instances of IPV, it does not adequately frame instances of heterosexual female… CONTINUE READING

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