Theories of femicide and their significance for social research

  title={Theories of femicide and their significance for social research},
  author={Consuelo Corradi and Chaime Marcuello-Serv{\'o}s and Santiago Boira and Shalva Weil},
  journal={Current Sociology},
  pages={975 - 995}
Almost four decades have passed since the term femicide was coined in 1976. This new word had a political purpose, in that it intended to produce changes in the social order which tolerated the violent death of women. Since that time, the word has generated a theoretical concept that encompasses the killing of a woman as a specific social phenomenon. Femicide is an effort in sociological imagination that has been successful in transforming conventional perception, public awareness, scientific… 

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