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Patrizia Romito

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349613

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349613.001.0001

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The theoretical context

The theoretical context

(p.28) (p.29) Two The theoretical context
A deafening silence

Patrizia Romito

Policy Press

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

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