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Gendered policy and policy on gender: the case of 'domestic violence'

Hearn, Jeff and McKie, Linda (2008) Gendered policy and policy on gender: the case of 'domestic violence'. Policy and Politics, 36 (1). pp. 75-91. ISSN 0305-5736

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The notion of policy can easily appear as gender-neutral, yet processes of policy formation and implementation are informed by presumptions about gender. In this article an analytical framework to identify and critique presumptions about gender and policy is developed, through a focus on the policy problem of 'domestic violence'. Three gendered processes in policy construction are considered: gendering the naming and defining of violence; the absent presence of men's practices; and gendering the locations and contexts of violence. We propose gender analysis and gendering of analysis that include critical engagement with men's practices, as a basis for informing the development of policies per se.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2009 14:49
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:49


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