Violence against women is usually framed as an issue of interpersonal violence perpetuated by men. While domestic violence and sexual assault are significant social problems, such a narrow framing obscures the diversity of women's experience, fails to illuminate the role social structures play, and excludes discussions of workplace and state violence. By drawing on a range of theoretical traditions emerging from feminism, criminology, and sociology, Women and Gendered Violence in Canada significantly expands the conversation on violence against women.
The first section of the book develops the conceptual and contextual framework that informs the remainder of the text, and the following three sections are organized around types of victimization: interpersonal, labour site, and state. Each chapter ends with lists of suggested activities, and first person narratives are integrated throughout to personalize the material and issues being examined.
Chris Bruckert is Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Tuulia Law is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Part A: Contextualizing Gendered Violence in Canada Introduction: Expanding the Lens on Gendered Violence 1. An Intersectional Lens on Gendered Violence 2. Situating Canadian Women: Socio-Economic Locations 3. Regulatory Discourses and Representation: How Women Are "Known" Part B: Interpersonal Violence 4. Everyday Intrusions on the Street, on Campus, and Online 5. Sexual Assault: Laws, Scripts, and Victim Blaming 6. Intimate Partner Violence: Brutish Husbands and Passive Wives Part C: Workplace Violence 7. Not "Just a Joke": Sexual Harassment, Bullying, and Microagressions in the Workplace 8. Just Part of the Job? Predatory, Situational, and Slow Violence at Work 9. Invisibilized Migrant Women: Over-Regulated and Under-Protected Workers from the Global South Part D: Structural Violence 10. Moral Regulation, Discipline, and the Beauty Industrial Complex 11. State Violence: Women and the Criminal Justice System 12. Colonial Violence against Indigenous Women Conclusion: "No Free Lunch": Costs and Consequences of Gendered Violence in Canada and Globally Appendix 1: Works Cited Appendix 2: Glossary