Sex and Death: Gender Differences in Aggression and Motivations for Violence

  title={Sex and Death: Gender Differences in Aggression and Motivations for Violence},
  author={Rose McDermott},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={753 - 775}
  • Rose McDermott
  • Published 30 March 2015
  • Sociology
  • International Organization
Abstract Greater theoretical consensus and cohesion could offer critical insights for the broader community of international relations scholars into the role that gender plays in spawning and sustaining processes of violence. This review essay examines the role of gender in generating and perpetuating violence and aggression, both in theory and practice. I make four central claims. First, in many studies involving the role of sex and gender in violence, specific causal models tend to remain… 
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