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The theoretical context

Patrizia Romito

in A deafening silence

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349613
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301370 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349613.003.0003
The theoretical context

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This chapter briefly explains the theoretical references forming the context of and guiding the author's work. It reviews some of the practices that characterise the analysis of the oppression of women, which are very relevant for studying violence. The chapter studies the contribution of epistemological reflection, psychology, and social science. It includes a section on an international approach to violence against women and children.

Keywords: oppression of women; studying violence; psychology; social science; international approach

Chapter.  5045 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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