From early modernity to today, society has encountered various forms of interpersonal violence. Through exploration of particular areas within Europe and Russia to Africa, America and Asia, this collection presents both differences and connections among various forms of interpersonal violence in different times, places, institutional orders and relationships.
Interpersonal Violence introduces research results from studies in various disciplines, such as history, sociology, social policy social work, cultural studies, and gender studies. In focusing on the diverse and often ignored social locations and cultural backgrounds of interpersonal violence, the book demonstrates 1) how the specificity of temporality and spatiality affect the manifestation of violence, 2) how the dynamics of intersectional and institutional differences are located in social space and time, and 3) how the different forms of violence in different times are affectively, conceptually and discursively connected.
With its comprehensive and integrative approach, this book is a key tool book for understanding the phenomenon and cultural conceptions of interpersonal violence. It would be most suitable for upper level undergraduates, graduates doctoral students interested in social sciences, history, criminology, psychology, cultural studies, education, gender studies and public health.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION A spatial-temporal, intersectional and institutional approach to interpersonal violence (Marita Husso, TuijaVirkki, Helena Hirvonen, Jari Eilola & Marianne Notko) PART 1 HISTORIES Chapter 1. Intersections of rape crime and child protection in early modern courts (Satu Lidman) Chapter 2. Offences of the flesh? Cryptic pregnancy infanticide in eighteenth and nineteenth century Finland (Mona Rautelin) Chapter 3. Lethal chastisement of children in pre-industrial Finland (ca 1700–1860): reasons, practices and control (Anu Koskivirta) PART 2 CULTURES Chapter 4. Honour, Dishonour and Homicides in Britain, Namibia and Turkey. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Ville Sarkamo, Cyril Eshareturi, Günes Koc & Kari Miettinen) Chapter 5. Woman-to-woman violence: Impact of traditional practices on women and girls in the Lake Zone Regions of Tanzania, East Africa (Regina Opoku) Chapter 6. Exploring interpersonal violence and intimate partner violence issues in the Japanese legal and socio-cultural contexts (Mutsuko Takahashi) Chapter 7. Gendering responsibility. Finnish and Russian helping professionals’ views on responsible agency in the context of intimate partner violence (Tuija Virkki & Maija Jäppinen)PART 3 RELATIONSHIPS Chapter 8. The murder of women (Russell P. Dobash & R. Emerson Dobash) Chapter 9. Children’s voices, children’s agency, and the development of knowledge about children exposed to intimate partner violence (Maria Eriksson) Chapter 10. Interethnic conflicts and ethnic victimization in Slovenian schools (Ana Kralj & Tjaša Žakelj) Chapter 11. Self-reporting by older adults as victims of violence in Portugal: the remaining taboo issue (Ana Paula Gil, Ana João Santos & Irina Kislaya) Chapter 12. Want, dare and be able to – Abused women’s experiences of support during the preliminary investigation and criminal trial procedure (Ver
Marita Husso PhD, Docent, University lecturer (tenure), Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Tuija Virkki PhD, Docent, University lecturer, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Marianne Notko PhD, postdoctoral researcher, Family Research Centre, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Helena Hirvonen PhD. lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Finland.
Jari Eilola PhD, Docent, Academy Research Fellow, Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Featured Author Profiles
"This wide-ranging collection shows the range of forms of interpersonal violence, bringing together chapters that are diverse – geographically (e.g. Finland, Japan, Namibia, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Tanzania, Turkey), historically (from 17th Century to the present), and methodologically (e.g. socio-legal studies, victimology, studies of representations). The approach across chapters is broadly sociological, using historical, spatial, intersectional, and institutional analyses, with the concluding chapter presenting a synthesis within a Bourdieusian framework."
Jeff Hearn, Örebro University, Sweden; Hanken School of Economics, Finland; University of Huddersfield, UK; author of The Violences of Men
This book fills a major gap in the current literature by providing a comprehensive view of interpersonal violence in human society across times and spaces. In addition to scrutinizing violence against women, children and men in different cultures and contexts, the book builds a theory of the intersectional and institutional factors behind interpersonal violence.
Professor Pertti Alasuutari, University of Tampere, Finland.
"Few academics have achieved such a diverse connection between different theories. Interpersonal Violence is a welcome addition to the canon of social science."
Ilan Cerna-Turoff, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK