Biography, Violence and Gender

Friday, July 18, 2014: 3:30 PM-5:20 PM
Room: Booth 60
RC38 Biography and Society (host committee)

Language: English

The experience and the exercise of violence are highly connected to experiences of life history and specific gender roles. This session welcomes contributions that explore relations between violence, biography and gender at the theoretical and empirical level. The perspective of male and female perpetrators and victims at the level of couple and family relations and in the social context can be addressed. It may be asked, for instance, which historical and biographical developments and interactive mechanisms are connected with the exercise and experience of violence, how gender constructions are involved in these constellations and which individual, social and societal impact violent actions and experiences unfold.
Session Organizers:
Michaela KOETTIG, University of Applied Sciences, Germany and Hermilio SANTOS, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Michaela KOETTIG, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Inside the French Hoods. Revisiting Juvenile Delinquency in Urban Relegated Districts (Oral Presentation)
Fabien TRUONG, Université Paris 8, France

Violence and Dissidence. Political Imprisoned Women In The Former GDR (Oral Presentation)
Frank BEIER, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

'seduction': A Pattern of Interpretation (Oral Presentation)
Maria POHN-WEIDINGER, Institute of Sociology, Austria

Between Subordination and Protagonism: Violence Experience of Young Women through Biographic Narratives (Oral Presentation)
Hermilio SANTOS, Universidade Catolica Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Odil Matheus FONTELLA, PUCRS, Brazil