A Framework for Examining Violence

Cecilia Menjívar

in Enduring Violence

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780520267664
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948419 | DOI:
A Framework for Examining Violence

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This chapter discusses the conceptual framework for the analysis of violence. The conceptual framework includes structural, political, symbolic, everyday, and gendered violence. It introduces the study participants, who are Guatemalan women, and lays out the components of the framework to illustrate the different forms of violence and the normalization of each form. In this chapter, three points are clarified. First, the multiple forms of violence never occur in isolation. Second, violence is normalized in the women's everyday lives. Third, not all societies recognize the normalized violence against women as violent either in its origins or in its effects.

Keywords: violence; gendered violence; normalized violence

Chapter.  15836 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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