Gender and Intersectional Violence

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 14:00-15:20
Location: John Bassett Theatre (102) (MTCC NORTH BUILDING)

Language: English

Violence, the ultimate form of exercising power, takes different forms, through action or inaction/erasure, in various historical and social contexts.   As individuals and groups occupy multiple social positions with differential access to social power in local, national and global contexts of systemic inequality, gender-based violence is often also fuelled, further complicated and exponentially increased by stereotypes, social constructions and discriminatory social practices based on race, ethnicity, indigeneity, age, ability, sexual orientation and other forms of social divisions. The consequences of such intersections of inequalities and oppressions are catastrophic for individuals and entire societies.  In this panel, conceptual / theoretical analyses and case studies from around the world will shed light on the forms of intersectional gender-based violence; examine, in turn, the role of violence in reinforcing intersecting social constructions; and raise questions of resistance and agency for social change and social justice.
Session Organizers:
Rosemary BARBERET, City University of New York, USA and Evangelia TASTSOGLOU, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Evangelia TASTSOGLOU, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Oral Presentations
Violence as a Saturated Site of Intersecting Power Relations
Patricia HILL COLLINS, University of Maryland, USA
Gender Violence against Girls and Adolescents in Mexico
Sonia FRÍAS, National Autonomous University, Mexico
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