VULNERABILITY AND DANGEROUSNESS The Construction of Gender through Conversation about Violence

@inproceedings{Hollander2001VULNERABILITYAD,
  title={VULNERABILITY AND DANGEROUSNESS The Construction of Gender through Conversation about Violence},
  author={Jocelyn A. Hollander},
  year={2001}
}
In this article, the author argues that beliefs about vulnerability and dangerousness are central to conceptions of gender and are constructed and transmitted through conversation. Using data from 13 focus groups, the author demonstrates that ideas about gender and its relationship to vulnerability and danger are pervasive in talk about violence, and that this talk is further marked by ideas about age, race, social class, and sexual identity. These ideas are based, in part, on shared beliefs… CONTINUE READING

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