The Othering of Domestic Violence: The EU and Cultural Framings of Violence against Women

  title={The Othering of Domestic Violence: The EU and Cultural Framings of Violence against Women},
  author={Celeste Montoya and Lise Rolandsen Agust{\'i}n},
  journal={Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society},
  pages={534 - 557}
  • Celeste Montoya, L. Agustín
  • Published 1 December 2013
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society
Violence against women is a universal problem, affecting women at all levels of society; however, differently situated women have unique experiences with violence. Theoretically, this calls for the necessity to balance universality with intersectionality. Analyzing EU policy texts, we argue that the recognition of different forms of violence has led to an increased tendency toward culturalization, i.e. articulating culture as the only explanation behind certain forms of violence or focusing… 
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