Femicide

Authored by: Karen Ingala Smith

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  December  2017

Print ISBN: 9781472483515
eBook ISBN: 9781315612997
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315612997-13

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Abstract

This chapter explores femicide, the killing of women by men. It looks at the critical importance of a feminist analysis making connections between killings of women and different forms of men’s fatal violence against women over time and across cultural and geographic boundaries. It also emphasises the importance in remembering the individuality of each woman killed whilst maintaining a structural analysis of men’s violence against women (as opposed to viewing them as isolated incidents). In doing so, the creation of the ‘Counting Dead Women project’ is detailed.

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