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Varieties of patriarchy and violence against women: resurrecting "patriarchy" as a theoretical tool.

Abstract

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 women because it keeps the theoretical focus on dominance, gender, and power. It also anchors the problem of violence against women in social conditions, rather than individual attributes.

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  • Authors+Show Affiliations

    University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA.

    Source

    Violence against women 15:5 2009 May pg 553-73

    MeSH

    Battered Women
    Cultural Characteristics
    Dominance-Subordination
    Family Characteristics
    Father-Child Relations
    Female
    Feminism
    Humans
    Internal-External Control
    Interpersonal Relations
    Male
    Models, Psychological
    Social Perception
    Socioeconomic Factors
    Spouse Abuse
    Women's Health

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    19182049

    Citation

    TY - JOUR T1 - Varieties of patriarchy and violence against women: resurrecting "patriarchy" as a theoretical tool. A1 - Hunnicutt,Gwen, Y1 - 2009/01/30/ PY - 2009/2/3/entrez PY - 2009/2/3/pubmed PY - 2009/7/8/medline SP - 553 EP - 73 JF - Violence against women JO - Violence Against Women VL - 15 IS - 5 N2 - 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 women because it keeps the theoretical focus on dominance, gender, and power. It also anchors the problem of violence against women in social conditions, rather than individual attributes. SN - 1077-8012 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19182049/Varieties_of_patriarchy_and_violence_against_women:_resurrecting_"patriarchy"_as_a_theoretical_tool_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1077801208331246?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed ER -