Dom Viol Acr Cultures

Dom Viol Acr Cultures

Prefix: 
GWS
Course Number: 
775

This course focuses on domestic violence cross-culturally and from an interdisciplinary perspective. We discuss theories of domestic violence and how research and popular representations influence ideas regarding this phenomenon. We draw on specific experiences of intimate partner violence in different parts of Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Topics include the impact of migration on women?s experiences of violence, state responses and law enforcement, women?s use of violence, the role of in-laws in women?s experiences of violence, and women?s resistance. Prereq: None

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