1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence

Edited By Nancy Lombard Copyright 2018
    346 Pages
    by Routledge

    346 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence provides both a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art overview of the latest research in the field of gender and violence. Each of the 23 specially commissioned chapters develops and summarises their key issue or debate including rape, stalking, online harassment, domestic abuse, FGM, trafficking and prostitution in relation to gender and violence. They study violence against women, but also look at male victims and perpetrators as well as gay, lesbian and transgender violence.

    The interdisciplinary nature of the subject area is highlighted, with authors spanning criminology, social policy, sociology, geography, health, media and law, alongside activists and members of statutory and third sector organisations. The diversity of perspectives all highlight that gendered violence is both an age-old and continuing social problem.

    By drawing together leading scholars this handbook provides an up-to-the-minute snapshot of current scholarship as well as signposting several fruitful avenues for future research. This book is both an invaluable resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom and will be of interest to students, academics, social workers and other professionals working to end gender-based violence.

    Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction to Gender and Violence; Part I: Theoretical Discussions of Gender and Violence; Chapter 1. Coercive Control as a Framework for Responding to Male Partner Abuse in the UK: Opportunities and Challenges (Evan Stark); Chapter 2. What’s in a name? The Scottish Government, Feminism and the Gendered Framing of Domestic Abuse (Nancy Lombard and Nel Whiting); Chapter 3. On the Limits of Typologies: Understanding Young Men’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships (David Gadd and Mary-Louise Corr); Chapter 4. Male Victims: Control, Coercion, and Fear? (Emma Williamson, Karen Morgan and Marianne Hester); Chapter 5. Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender Relationships (Becky Barnes and Catherine Donovan); Part II: Specific Forms, Representations of, and Responses to, Gendered Violence; Chapter 6. The Implications of Pornification: Pornography, the Mainstream and False Equivalences (Karen Boyle); Chapter 7. Statutory Response to Sexual Violence: Where Doubt is Always Considered Reasonable (Deborah White and Lesley McMillan); Chapter 8. Stalking as a Gender-Based Violence (Katy Proctor); Chapter 9. Cyber-Trolling as Symbolic Violence: Deconstructing Gendered Abuse Online (Karen Lumsden and Heather M. Morgan); Chapter 10. The Relationship between Disability and Domestic Abuse (Jenna P. Breckenridge); Chapter 11. Child Contact as a Weapon of Control (Kirsteen Mackay); Chapter 12. Femicide (Karen Ingala-Smith); Chapter 13. ‘Lad Culture’ and Sexual Violence Against Students (Alison Phipps); Chapter 14. Violence Against Older Women (Hannah Bows); Chapter 15. Female Genital Mutilation: a Form of Gender-Based Violence (Judy Wasige and Ima Jackson); Chapter 16. Gender and Trafficking of Children and Young People into, within and out of England (Patricia Hynes); Chapter 17. Prostitution and Violence (Natasha Mulvihill); Part III: Conducting Research on Gendered Violence; Chapter 18. Lost in Translation? Comparative and International Work on Gender-Related Violence (gigi guizzo, Pam Alldred and Mireia Foradada-Villar); Chapter 19. Researching Child Sexual Exploitation: Methodological Challenges of Working with Police Data; (Maureen Taylor); Chapter 20. Researching Gender-Based Violence with Minoritised Communities in the UK; (Khatidja Chantler); Chapter 21. Young Women's Responses to Safety Advice in Bars and Clubs: Implications for Future Sexual Violence Prevention Campaigns (Oona Brooks); Chapter 22. ‘Thinking and Doing’: Children’s and Young People’s Understandings and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPVA) (Christine Barter and Nancy Lombard); Chapter 23. Making our Feelings Matter: Using Creative Methods to Re-assemble the Rules on Healthy Relationships Education in Wales (Libby, Georgia, Chloe, Courtney, Olivia and Rhiannon with Emma Renold); Index


    Nancy Lombard is a Reader in Sociology and Social Policy at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. She has been an activist in the VAW movement for over 20 years. Nancy is a Coordinator of the Gender Based Violence Research Network (GBVRN) and sits on the Scottish Government's Strategic Board for the implementation of Equally Safe. She was also a Core Expert with the European Network of Experts on Gender Equality.

    'This is a wonderful, thought provoking, collection of research at the forefront of gender based violence studies. Lombard shows through this Handbook how different forms of gendered violence follow patterns in terms of how they become identified and responded to. Crucially, the book also identifies areas for transformation and opportunities for action. I recommend this book for researchers, policy makers, practitioners and advanced level students who want a thorough overview of up to date research on gendered violence written by those doing cutting edge research in the field.' - Professor Nicole Westmarland, Director, Durham University Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse, Durham University

    'This handbook is a must-read for every gender violence researcher, practitioner, and student. Lombard has brought together in one volume contributions by an esteemed and diverse groups of scholars, whose work convincingly demonstrates that gender-based violence can be prevented and remedied only by scrutinizing is multiple manifestations through an intersectional and interdisciplinary lens.' - Claire Renzetti, Department of Sociology and Center for Research on Violence Against Women, University of Kentucky, USA