Varieties of Patriarchy and Violence Against Women

  title={Varieties of Patriarchy and Violence Against Women},
  author={Gwen Hunnicutt},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={553 - 573}
  • Gwen Hunnicutt
  • Published 30 January 2009
  • Sociology
  • Violence Against Women
Feminist scholars have produced abundant writings on violence against women, yet theory development has stagnated. The effort to construct a theory of patriarchy to explain violence against women was derailed by criticism. In this article, the author addresses some of these criticisms, uncovers the explanatory strengths of this concept, and lays some foundations for a more fully developed theory of violence against women. The concept of patriarchy holds promise for theorizing violence against… 


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